Miltiadis Kyrkos and the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) hosted the exhibition entitled "Faces of Turkey", on January 7th to 11th, 2019. The exhibition brought together 11 Turkish NGOs and 2 individuals working in autism early diagnosis, children leuchemia, women's shelter, HIV+ awareness-raising, education for children with one or no parents, library for the visually-impaired, fatherhood training.
"European politicians need the Turkish bogeyman to dispel their own nightmares. In recent years, we have been watching them condemn Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocracy and clash with him or his ministers, seeking for easy headlines. And sadly they have had a lot of opportunities: Turkey is ruled by presidential decrees, plenty of journalists have been put in jail, tens of thousands of civil servants have lost their jobs". Article of M. Kyrkos published in the Progressive Post.
"Turkey's position in the world must combine with Europe's but that cannot happen unless Turkey decides that it is so", Vice-Chair of the Delegation on EU-Turkey relations Miltiadis Kyrkos stated. For years, Turkey and the EU have cooperated on issues such as trade, migration and NATO.