Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on today’s attack in Cizre, Turkey

Brussels, 26/08/2016
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STATEMENT

Another bomb hit Turkey, this time targeting a police station in the border town of Cizre in the South East of the country. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to all injured. The European Union expresses its solidarity and sympathy with the government and people of Turkey. We will continue to strengthen our cooperation to prevent and counter terrorism.
At the informal EU foreign ministers meeting in Bratislava on 2-3 September, all EU Foreign Ministers will hear from Minister for EU Affairs Ömer Çelik on the situation in the country following the failed coup attempt. The next EU Turkey High Level Political Dialogue led by Commissioner Johannes Hahn and myself in Ankara on 9 September will be an opportunity to discuss all issues of common interest and concern with Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and EU Minister Ömer Çelik.
Turkey is a candidate country and a key partner for the European Union. The EU remains committed to keep working together with a democratic, open and inclusive Turkey to address our common challenges.

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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