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.
Local residents and officials search for solutions as hundreds of thousands pour across the border.
Turkey's modernisation of Pakistan's air force is seen as positive for stability.
The new strategy will be followed by an action plan to ensure reforms take place in areas key to the accession process.
The two members of the international anti-ISIL coalition pledge to step up military and intelligence co-operation.