Turkey-European Union Intergovernmental conference kicked off in Brussels on dec. 21.

Three Turkish ministers — Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, State Minister and Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis and Environment and Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu left for Brussels to attend the conference, which is expected to open environment chapter in Turkey`s EU accession talks.

The meeting focuses on a number of issues, including Turkey’s obligations to the European Union and Cyprus dispute.

Also the ministers will bring up the issue related to Armenian-Turkish relationship and Nagorno Karabakh problem, Turkish daily “Hurriyet” says.

The EU negotiators include Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, Chairman of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and other officials.