Draft Summit: Turkey to Respect EU Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity

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In conclusions of European Council which will take place in Brussels, is expected to refer to Turkeyaccording to the draft which is at the disposal of APE-MPE.

“The European Council has expressed its deep concern over the repeated recent actions and statements by Turkey. Turkey must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all EU Member States.

Recalling its previous conclusions and its declaration of 25 March 2021, the European Council expects Turkey to fully respect international law, to de-escalate tensions in the interests of regional stability in the Eastern Mediterranean and to promote good neighborly relations. way “he states.

At the same time, regarding the accession process of the Western Balkans, the draft states that “the European Union expresses its full and unequivocal commitment to the prospect of the Western Balkans joining the EU and calls for the acceleration of the accession process” and states that the European The Commission, the High Representative and the Council to further promote the gradual integration between the European Union and the region already during the enlargement process itself in a reversible and meritocratic way.

With regard to Ukraine, it is stressed that the adoption of the sixth package of EU sanctions further intensifies the pressure on Russia to end its war against Ukraine, but also that in terms of sanctions work will continue, with a view to strengthening their implementation and avoiding encroachment.

All countries are also called upon to comply with EU sanctions, especially the candidate countries.

Finally, the draft conclusions of the Summit state that Russia, Belarus and all those responsible for war crimes and other more serious crimes will be held accountable for their actions, in accordance with international law.

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