An important regular summit between Turkey and the European union will be held on Monday evening (26 March ) in the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna.
The Turkish official Anadolu news agency said that during the summit, "Turkey-EU relations, economy, trade, security, counter-terrorism, foreign policy, Palestine, the Balkans, Syria, Rakhine state, Iraq, Libya and regional issues will be discussed."
President Recip Tayip Erdogan will lead the turkish side, whilst the EU will be represented by the Troika - the President of the European Commission, jean Claud Juncker, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk and the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, representing the Bulgarian Presidency.
Baku softened its rhetoric on Karabakh following the velvet revolution in Armenia. Nikol Pashinyan's statements however have disappointed Baku at a time when its room for manoeuvre is limited.
In the address on the occasion of the Novruz holiday the president of Azerbaijan said his country has entered a new period of reforms. "Reforms will be further deepened. There is no alternative to that. Political reforms, economic reforms, reforms in the social sphere, reforms in the judicial system"