Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received the EU delegation on Friday, the delegation said in a statement.

Erdogan received European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas, Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson and some other delegation members.

Vice-President Fuat Oktay, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Deputy Foreign Minister and Director of EU Affairs Faruk Kaymakci and Deputy Parliament Speaker Levent Gok also attended the meeting.

The statement said: “The visit was an occasion to show concretely that the EU is committed to continuing its engagement and cooperation with Turkey, as a candidate country, a key strategic partner and neighbor.”

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