Wary EU eyes improved Turkey ties as foreign minister visits

The EU and Turkey pushed Thursday to mend ties strained by tensions in the east Mediterranean as Ankara’s foreign minister held talks with a string of top officials in Brussels. Mevlut Cavusoglu met EU chief Ursula von der Leyen and top diplomat Josep Borrell, after conciliatory gestures from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked hope of an uptick in relations. “Dialogue is essential, but we also expect credible gestures on the ground,” tweeted von der Leyen after a “brief exchange” with Cavusoglu. Tensions between the EU and Turkey reached new levels last year after Ankara repeatedly sent a …

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