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Press Release Regarding The Eu Migration Action Plan , 06.10.2015

No: 270, 6 October 2015,

H.E.Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey held yesterday discussions with the EU authorities in Brussels. The sides agreed at these discussions to further advance the relations between Turkey and the EU.

Mr. Jean Claude Juncker, President of the EU Commission conveyed a draft action plan elaborated by the Commission to the Turkish side during the discussions where the issue of mass migration was also taken up. In this context, it has been decided to establish a joint working group to deal with the migration issues between Turkey and the EU. The above-mentioned draft action plan will be dealt with by this working group. At this stage, there is no agreement on the EU draft which has not yet been discussed by both sides in a joint meeting. Turkey and the EU Commission will have comprehensive deliberations in the upcoming period on all issues which were raised during the visit of H.E. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.