Despite political obstacles, dialogue between Turkey and the EU has benefited amid the mutual fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, a senior Turkish diplomat said on Wednesday.

Speaking via webinar in a program titles European Union and Turkey-EU Relations in the COVID-19 process, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister and Director for EU Affairs Faruk Kaymakci said: “COVID-19 has led to an increase in dialogue that was blocked politically between the EU and Turkey. We hope we can get more effective results.”

Kaymakci noted that a donors’ conference would be held on May 4 on the development of a vaccine and

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