Poland Supports Turkey’s EU Aspirations

EU Head Donald Tusk

EU Head Donald Tusk

In 2009, Donald Tusk former Polish Prime Minister and current President of the European Council, said Poland supports Turkey’s intention to join the European Union. After meeting Turkish PM Recep Erdogan in Warsaw both Prime Ministers signed a declaration on Polish-Turkish strategic partnership. Tusk assured the Turkish PM that “Poland will be actively participating in the process of negotiation and integration between Turkey and the EU.” Tusk said, “We both strongly believe that Turkish EU aspirations will have a positive outcome.” Erdogan thanked Tusk for the support Poland has been giving to Turkey on its way towards the EU. “Poland has always supported our EU aspirations. It has now been six years since I became Prime Minister. And for six years now, I see their strong support,” said Erdogan. Now with Donald Tusk heading the European Council and a new Polish President, it will be interesting to see if this support is still forthcoming.


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