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.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken told European allies that the US is prepared to talk to Iran about both countries returning to compliance with a 2015 deal that aims to stop Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
Belarus has been rocked by waves of protests since an August 9 presidential election that strongman Lukashenko says he won but the opposition, backed by Western countries, says was stolen.
Ankara and Athens held 60 rounds of talks between 2002 and 2016 that they broke off without making progress in a dispute that has lingered for much of the past century.
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.
Former British leaders have joined those slamming PM Johnson's government for trying to rewrite the Brexit withdrawal treaty.
President Erdogan tells European Council President Charles Michel the provocative words and steps of European politicians on Turkey-Greece row will not serve for the solution.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel had video calls with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping, where they discussed ties, as well as China's security law for Hong Kong.
While both sides have traded barbs on the refugee situation, they are working towards finding common ground to diffuse tensions on the Greek border.
“NATO is in a critical period in which it should clearly show the alliance’s solidarity [with Turkey],” President Erdogan told reporters during a press conference alongside NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg.
Differences were "still too great to reach an agreement," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters at the end of the two days of talks in Brussels.
In Brussels, EU Council President Charles Michel and Commission leader Ursula von der Leyen are due to sketch out the first steps as a bloc of 27, rather than 28. UK PM Boris Johnson will meet his Cabinet in the pro-Brexit town of Sunderland.
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