President Erdogan says he wants to improve ties with EU and is hoping for same "goodwill" from 27-nation bloc. Separately, FM Cavusoglu calls for EU accession reforms, saying "Turkey is in Europe, and Europe is part of our destiny."
Ahead of EU leaders summit, Turkey's President Erdogan dismisses prospects of sanctions, saying some sincere EU leaders oppose it.
"We are working on both strengthening our economic policies and raising the bar of democracy and freedoms while easing daily life for our citizens," the Turkish president says.
Marking the 97th Republic Day, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country's historical legacy is its biggest strength.
Turkish-Armenian journalist-politician Markar Esayan, who was being treated for a stomach condition, was mourned in a religious ceremony attended by President Erdogan.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, which is co-chaired by the US, Russia and France, was formed in 1992 to find a peaceful solution to the occupied Karabakh conflict.
Chora, converted into a museum in Turkey in 1945, to reopen for Muslim prayers after presidential decree.
Turkey has been providing military aid to the Tripoli-based government in the Libya conflict, while Egypt, the UAE and Russia have backed warlord Khalifa Haftar.
A Turkish court heard a case aimed at converting the Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. It will announce its verdict within 15 days.
The meeting of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani lasted three hours and was closed to the press.
Turkey will continue to take steps towards the extradition of the US-based FETO leader, the Turkish president said ahead of a meeting with his counterpart.
Leaders of both countries agree on protecting civilians in Idlib and to continue to cooperate to avoid a new humanitarian crisis in the region.
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