Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Tuesday a new summit in Istanbul with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week, with possible attendance of Britain’s premier, Boris Johnson.

Speaking to journalists upon his return from Brussels, the Turkish president hinted at a new phase in relations with the EU, saying: “We have taken many steps and will continue doing so.”

“Turkey has paid a great price for cease-fire and protecting civilians in Idlib, Syria, now EU must do its part,” he said.

He was referring to the recent martyrdom of 34

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