Italy’s EU Presidency Will Help Turkey
Italy, which will hold the rotating EU presidency for the last six months of this year, is keen to open more chapters to facilitate Turkey’s accession to the European Union, said Italian Ambassador to Turkey Gianpaolo Scarante.
“Italy is a traditional supporter of Turkey’s accession to the Union since the beginning. In order to bring Turkey much closer to the European standards, we have to open more chapters. Otherwise, we can have no mean to help Turkey come much closer to Europe Sometimes bureaucracy and rules of EU are very narrow but we will work in this direction to open more chapters and improve the dialogue between Turkey and EU,” the ambassador said