Turkish premier calls for "solidarity" ahead of EU migration summit

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu calls for "solidarity" before a summit with the European Union on the migration crisis, warning that the future of their joint continent is at stake.

"This summit itself shows how indispensable Turkey [is] for [the] EU and Europe for Turkey," Davutoglu tells journalists in Brussels. "We are ... working together, shoulder to shoulder, for the future of our continent."

"There are many challenges in front of us. The only way to respond to these challenges is solidarity," he adds. "We have to see the whole picture – not just irregular migration, but the whole future of our continent is on the table."

Davutoglu also expresses hope that the summit will be a "success" and a positive "turning point" in relations with the EU, pointing to his country's long-standing wish to join the bloc.

Last update: Mon, 07/03/2016 - 12:08

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