Turkey's newly appointed EU Affairs Minister and Chief Negotiator Omer Celik delivers a speech during the handover ceremony with his predecessor in Ankara, on May 25, 2016. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN
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Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik Tuesday dismissed a European Parliament vote to freeze accession talks with Ankara as the "most unjust resolution in history" and urged solidarity instead.Turkey formally applied to become an EU member in 1987 and accession talks only began in 2005, even though Ankara's aspirations to become part of the bloc dates back to the 1960s.Apart from Timmermans, Celik is also due to meet EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete and security commissioner Julian King.
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