European Commissioner for enlargement Stefan Fule said that Turkey and the EU had strong relations which were established on sound basis.
Following his meeting with Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) Chairman Rizanur Meral in Istanbul on Thursday, Fule said that they discussed EU membership negotiations of Turkey, reform process, economy and visa procedures.
Noting that they also took up technical issues, Fule said that for example they discussed the chapter heading on competition. He added that political reforms and Turkey's efforts on preparing a new Constitution were also on the agenda.
Meral told reporters that they discussed EU-Turkey relations, adding that EU membership was an important and indispensable target for Turkey.
He said that EU membership would bring gains both in economic and social and cultural aspects.
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