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Varna summit signals a new model for Turkey-EU ties

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One of the most interesting statements during the March 26 meeting between senior officials from Turkey and EU came from Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who suggested making his country’s port city of Varna the permanent venue for future talks between Ankara and Brussels.

It is unlikely that this wish will come true. But his proposal still has some meaning: Turkey-EU ties have become so damaged over the last few years that meetings between the leader of a candidate country, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and EU Council President Donald Tusk should take place anywhere but Brussels.

Perhaps Borissov is just one of many European leaders who is of the opinion that........

© Hürriyet Daily News