Turkey’s relations with EU have progressed ‘a great deal’: PM

Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu speaks during a meeting with representatives of foreign media in Istanbul, Turkey. (File photo: Reuters)

Relations between Turkey and the European Union have progressed “a great deal” since a recent summit between Ankara and Brussels, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday.

“Following the last EU-Turkey summit, relations with the EU have accelerated a great deal. A new chapter has been opened after nearly four years,” Davutoglu told reporters in Sofia at a joint news conference with his Bulgarian counterpart.

The EU on Monday revived Turkey’s membership bid, opening negotiations on a new “chapter,” or rules, as part of a bigger deal to help Europe solve its migration crisis.

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