Within the framework of the “New European Union Communication Strategy” which was initiated in October to ensure the contribution of all segments of the society to the EU process, and to give correct information to the EU and Turkish public opinion about Turkey’s EU membership, and to overcome the present prejudices on the issue, Ministry for EU Affairs continues to take concrete and determined steps for Turkey’s EU accession.
Within this scope, the opening of Antalya Office of the Ministry for EU Affairs will be inaugurated in Antalya tomorrow with the participation of Volkan Bozkır, Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator. The inauguration ceremony will be held at the new office building of Antalya Governorate at 12:00 pm.
Antalya Office, will serve to ensure harmonisation with the EU acquis at local level, and be guide for the right and effective implementation of the legislation, and for the preparation of projects that can evaluate the historical, cultural and geographical wealth of Antalya in terms of the EU accession perspective, and to benefit from the opportunities the EU accession process provides at local level.
Antalya is a trademark for Turkish tourism and is also becoming a trademark for the effective and successful utilisation of the EU financial assistance. Within this scope, nearly 43 billion Euros has been allocated to 767 projects that were held in Antalya between 2012-2014.
Antalya Office will be located within the new office building of the Antalya Governorate, and will work in close cooperation with the non-governmental organisations, municipalities and public institutions in all the local activities on the EU, including the efficient utilisation of the EU financial assistance.
Ministry for EU Affairs also has another Office located in İstanbul, Ortaköy.