Japan eyes June trade deal with Turkey

TOKYO — Japan aims to sign an economic partnership agreement with Turkey in June, as Tokyo’s tariff-reducing deal with the European Union fuels a sense of urgency in Ankara. The two countries look to hold this year’s second round of working-level meetings as early as April. Negotiations on the deal, which would be Japan’s 18th economic partnership agreement, began in December 2014 and accelerated last year. – Nikkei Asian Review