Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı met with the representatives of the public institutions, local authorities, and civil society organizations at the event of “EU Talks at Provinces 12: Mardin”. The event was organised in cooperation with Directorate for EU Affairs and Mardin Governorate on 21 November 2022.
In his speech, while making a broader assessment of the main dynamics of and current issues in Türkiye-EU relations and underlining the importance of the active involvement and support of local actors in Türkiye’s accession process, Deputy Minister Faruk Kaymakcı further emphasized the important responsibilities and duties of local actors in adopting and implementing an important part of the EU acquis.
In the event the participants were informed about EU funds under the Erasmus+ Programme, European Solidarity Programme, Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) Funds, Rural Development Programme, Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme, College of Europe Scholarship Programme, Union Programmes and funding opportunities for institutions and organizations in Mardin.
During his visit to Mardin, Deputy Minister Ambassador Kaymakcı also met with students and academics at the Mardin Diplomacy Academy 5th Term Opening Meeting and the seminar entitled "Our EU Process and Opportunities for Turkish Youth" at Anadolu University.
Within the meeting entitled “Economic Transformation in the EU Accession Process", The Deputy Minister provided representations from Mardin Chamber of Commerce and Industry with information about Türkiye’s EU membership process and the European Green Deal.