Calling for building bridges between Turkey and EU, the bloc's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the economy is one of the most important areas of cooperation since Turkish exports to the EU total $81.8 billion.
Turkish President Erdogan speaks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council head Charles Michel seeking to better ties.
The meeting is likely to be the first forum for the West to consider any possible joint response to Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny's jailing last week.
Moscow announced the expulsions just hours after EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss ties.
UN and EU will be part of talks over divided island of Cyprus in New York, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says, hailing EU's efforts to improve ties with Ankara.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on the EU to be an “honest broker” in disputes between Ankara and EU member states France, Greece and Cyprus.
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