AB Liderler Zirvesi-Türkiye & Kıbrıs: Sıfıra sıfır elde var sıfır…


The European Council also endorses the Council conclusions of 14 October 2019 on Turkeyʼs illegal drilling activities in Cyprusʼ Exclusive Economic Zone and reaffirms its solidarity with Cyprus – Fotoğraflar; Donald TUSK, President of the European Council&EC President-elect von der Leyen-EC President-elect von der Leyen&President-elect Charles MICHEL-Donald TUSK&President-elect Charles MICHEL-Nicos ANASTASIADES,

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Conclusions du Conseil européen sur la Turquie, les activités de forage illégales

IV. TURQUIE


5. Le Conseil européen fait siennes les conclusions du Conseil du 14 octobre 2019 sur le nord-est de la Syrie.

6. L’UE condamne l’action militaire unilatérale menée par la Turquie dans le nord-est de la Syrie, qui provoque des souffrances humaines inacceptables, compromet la lutte contre Daech et menace grandement la sécurité européenne. Le Conseil européen prend note de l’annonce faite ce soir par les États-Unis et la Turquie concernant une suspension de l’ensemble des opérations militaires. Il demande à nouveau instamment à la Turquie de mettre un terme à son action militaire, de retirer ses forces et de respecter le droit international humanitaire. Dans le prolongement des conclusions du Conseil du 14 octobre 2019, il rappelle que des États membres ont décidé de cesser l’octroi de licences d’exportation d’armements vers la Turquie.

7. L’Union européenne poursuit avec détermination ses efforts visant à s’attaquer véritablement, en fonction de l’évolution des besoins, à la grave crise qui sévit sur le plan humanitaire et des réfugiés, y compris en apportant son soutien aux États membres qui font face aux défis les plus importants en termes de flux migratoires en Méditerranée orientale.

8. Le Conseil européen restera saisi de la question.

V. ACTIVITÉS DE FORAGE ILLÉGALES

9. Le Conseil européen fait également siennes les conclusions du Conseil du 14 octobre 2019 sur les activités de forage illégales de la Turquie dans la zone économique exclusive de Chypre et réaffirme sa solidarité avec Chypre.

10. Le Conseil européen restera saisi de la question.

European Council conclusions on Turkey, illegal drilling activities

IV. Turkey

5. The European Council endorses the Council conclusions of 14 October 2019 on North East Syria.

6. The EU condemns Turkeyʼs unilateral military action in North East Syria which causes unacceptable human suffering, undermines the fight against Daʼesh and threatens heavily European security. The European Council notes tonightʼs US-Turkey announcement on a pause for all military operations. It again urges Turkey to end its military action, to withdraw its forces and to respect international humanitarian law. Following the Council conclusions of 14 October 2019, it recalls that Member States have decided to halt arms export licensing to Turkey.

7. The European Union remains engaged in its efforts towards effectively addressing the serious humanitarian and refugee crisis in light of evolving needs, including by supporting those Member States that are facing the most serious challenges in terms of migratory flows in the Eastern Mediterranean.

8. The European Council will remain seized of this matter.

V. Illegal drilling activities

9. The European Council also endorses the Council conclusions of 14 October 2019 on Turkeyʼs illegal drilling activities in Cyprusʼ Exclusive Economic Zone and reaffirms its solidarity with Cyprus.

10. The European Council will remain seized of this matter.

RELATED:

Event: [European Council – October 2019 (Day 2) – Interview of Leaders & photos]

1. [AB Liderler Zirvesi : Türkiye – Kıbrıs – Tepkiler – Yerelce/Ülkece] [Ülkece]

2. [AB – Kıbrıs : Havanda su dövmeye devam – Yerelce] [Ülkece]

3. [Avrupa Birliği : Dağ fare doğurdu…- Yerelce] [Ülkece]

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Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the European Council meeting on 17 and 18 October 2019

Last night the leaders discussed enlargement. The overwhelming majority wanted to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. However, such a decision requires unanimity, and there was no unanimity yesterday. That is why the EU will revert to this issue before the Zagreb summit in May 2020.

Let me be very clear: North Macedonia and Albania are not to blame for this. And the Commission reports are also clear that both these countries did what they were asked to do. And the adoption of the Prespa Agreement was a truly extraordinary achievement. So both countries have the right to start EU negotiations as of today. They are ready. Unfortunately, a few member states are not ready yet. This is why we didn’t manage to reach a positive decision. Personally, I think it was a mistake, but I will not comment on it further.

Today I would like to send a message to our Macedonian and Albanian friends: please do not give up. I fully understand your frustration, because you did your share and we haven’t. The EU is a complex political entity, and it is true that sometimes it takes too long to decide. But I have absolutely no doubt that one day you will become full members of the European Union.

Today leaders also discussed the priorities of the new Commission with President-elect von der Leyen, as well as the future EU budget. It was an important discussion that will continue in the following months. However, without Jean-Claude and myself around the European Council table, as you know. On this note, I want to thank Jean-Claude, my colleague and friend, for our friendship, for your loyalty and solidarity and for our really great cooperation. And I also want to thank you, the media, for your tough but fair questions, for your patience, for staying up so late with us. And for laughing at some of our jokes. Never funny, frankly speaking. Thank you for everything.

[Main results]

[Conseil européen (17 et 18 octobre 2019) – Conclusion]

[European Council conclusions, 17-18 October 2019]

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