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Press release18 November 2021Representation in Cyprus1 min read

Vice-President Schinas in Turkey to address the situation at the EU's external border with Belarus

Visit of Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, to Iraq

Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas, will be tonight and tomorrow (19 November) in Ankara, Turkey. This visit is the fourth stop in a tour of partner countries key to putting a stop to the instrumentalisation of migrants by the Belarussian regime and aims to further reinforce the overall cooperation on migration and security. The Vice-President will convey the message that migration management is a shared responsibility and joint priority both for the European Union and for Turkey. In Ankara tonight, the Vice-President will meet with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. Tomorrow, Vice-President Schinas, will meet with the Vice-President of the Republic of Turkey, Fuat Oktay, and Interior Minister of Turkey, Süleyman Soylu. The Vice-President will also participate in a roundtable event organised by the EU directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Turkey's National Erasmus Agency to highlight Turkey's association to Horizon Europe, Erasmus+ and the Solidarity Corps. The deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Faruk Kaymakci, will participate to the roundtable, along with Turkish and foreign students. 


Publication date
18 November 2021
Representation in Cyprus