Turkey's partnership with NATO has been immensely beneficial to NATO.
Addressing the future of the region, the EU has proposed a new methodology to move Balkan accession forwards, but local politicians are doubtful of its success.
Both hardliners in Greece and North Macedonia rejected a treaty that sought to end decades of tensions over the naming of the former Yugoslav Republic.
EU leaders failed to reach a consensus on whether to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, amid stiff opposition to the move from France.
Eastern European states are angered by the EU's "mistake" as Macron leads blocking EU accession membership talks for Albania and North Macedonia.
France has once again held firm against Albania and North Macedonia joining the EU, a dangerous stance with long-term consequences for the region.
Turkey are now set to play against host Slovenia in their next match on Sunday.
Alexis Tsipras admitted defeat to Kyriakos Mitsotakis whose conservative New Democracy party secured 39.7% of the vote compared to Tsipras' Syriza with 31.5% after nearly 60% of ballots were tallied.
Opinion polls show that incumbent Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is behind the conservative New Democracy opposition party. He wars if his party loses, Greece will return to the "dark days" of austerity.
North Macedonia's pro-Western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, won a run-off presidential vote after a campaign dominated by divisions over a change to the country's name that was agreed to mollify Greece and open the way for EU and NATO membership.
Voters will elect a new president in a run-off vote dominated by deep divisions over a change in the country's name agreed with Greece that has opened the path to NATO and EU membership.
According to the latest results, the ruling Social Democrat party's favoured candidate Stevo Pendarovski got 42.85 percent of the votes while his right-wing rival Gordana Siljanovska Davkova 42.24 percent.
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