A massive deterioration of the rule of law in Turkey is making a political alliance with the EU impossible, but cooperation must continue. Supporting the country’s resilient democrats is a major political task for Brussels, writes Marc Pierini.
Turkish minister for EU Affairs, Omer Celik, is in Brussels, meeting with senior officials. After months of tension, Ankara is hoping to build bridges. Bulgaria, which currently holds the EU presidency, is also keen to work with Turkey on migration, counterterrorism and energy issues.