Migrant crisis, trade and foreign policy on table at EU-Turkey summit

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European Union President Donald Tusk (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) attend a join news conference with Bulgarian Prime Minister and European Commission in Varna on March 26, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF)

Turkey still wants to join the European Union, despite recent tensions.

That’s just one of the issues being discussed at a summit in the resort town of Varna, Bulgaria.

CGTN’s Marian Zaidi reports.

Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan and EU leaders are also tackling trade ties, terrorism and the Syrian refugee crisis.

European Council president Donald Tusk said the summit is an opportunity to re-establish dialogue.

President Erdogan said full EU membership is a strategic goal.

The EU depends on Ankara to help slow down the flow of migrants to Europe.