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>> Right back at the top of Europe's agenda. Thousands of migrants making the perilous voyage to EUs shores again, many dying in the process. If the crisis isn't to get worse Europe may have to mend its ties with Turkey. European foreign ministers gathering in Bratislava over the weekend.
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They'll discuss how to shore up last year's deal with Ankara to slow the flow of migrants. That agreement endangered by strained ties, Turkey saying the EU didn't condemn its recent coup attempt strongly enough.>> Turkey is an important partner, we need to clarify among ourselves what is it what we want from Turkey and with Turkey.
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>> Europe's also criticized the ensuing on domestic opponents of president Tayyip Erdogan and expressed concern over limits on press freedom. Now the tone may be changing. A senior member of the European parliament, a body often critical of Turkey says the gravity of the putsch attempt was under estimated.
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Other Brussels officials saying things would have been worse had the coup succeeded. For all the conciliatory tone, though, many in Brussels want to maintain pressure on Ankara to raise democratic standards. Europe has a fine line to walk.