Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday received Charles Michel, head of the EU Council in Istanbul, according to diplomatic sources. 

The closed-door meeting between Erdogan and Michel was held at the Dolmabahce Palace and lasted for nearly two hours.

Michel’s visit marked the first visit to Turkey of the EU’s new management since taking office last fall.

On Friday, Turkish Communications Directorate said in a statement that the meeting would focus on Turkish-EU relations and regional developments.

The EU Council is the EU’s main decision-making body, made up of government ministers from every member state. 

*Writing by Gozde

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