Amid rising regional threats from Iraq and Syria, Turkey increases interoperability with western Balkan nations.
With the launch of the new pipeline project, Turkey becomes a strategic energy hub in helping Europe to diversify its energy routes.
The European Court of Human Rights urged the government to reverse its decision to make religion courses mandatory, saying the policy violates the rights of minorities.
The European Commission's latest progress report on Turkey is considered balanced but joining the Union by 2023 may not be possible.
Turkey increases its security measures against possible ISIL attacks inside the country.
Ankara agrees to provide training and safe passage for anti-ISIL forces.