EU envoy to Turkey resigns: EU delegation official
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Category: Diplotimes

The European Union's top envoy to Turkey has resigned, an official from his delegation said on Tuesday, a month after he was summoned by Turkey's foreign ministry over comments critical of Ankara's handling of a landmark migration deal. Hansjoerg Haber's resignation comes amid fraught relations between the EU and Ankara.

With Brussels desperate to keep Turkey's cooperation in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe but critical of its deteriorating record on rights and freedoms. "We confirm that Haber has resigned. We are not in a position to comment on the reason at the moment," the official in the EU delegation in Ankara told Reuters. The European Commission had no immediate comment.