Emphasis on necessity and strategic importance of co-operation with Turkey at EU Foreign Council meeting held before European Union (EU) leaders Summit in Brussels tomorrow. "In all cases, it is not only dialogue with Turkey, but also for security benefit of keeping cooperation strong in many areas," said Federica Mogherini, a high representative of foreign relations and security policy, who spoke to press after meeting. "We do not see Turkey as just a candidate country. Turkey is also a regional player who is important to us in many respects from regional crises to combating terrorism. A partner country in matters such as transportation, energy, counterterrorism, Syria and Iraq, "he said. from Schröder Europe ' turkey ' warning Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Russia and Turkey's alternative to Europe, said it should be taken into consideration. Schröder said EU is in favour of having good relations with Turkey.