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EU information: MEPs explode as Turkey’s Erdogan begs to affix Brussels bloc | Politics | Information

2021-01-16 17:12:00

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Turkey’s minister of international affairs, Melvut Cavusoglu, urged the bloc to take a extra constructive method and mentioned the EU has “excessively politicised” the negotiations between Ankara and Brussels.

Mr Cavusoglu reiterated Turkey’s need to affix the EU forward of a gathering together with his Spanish counterpart Arancha Gonzalz Laya yesterday.

Nonetheless, MEPs have lashed out on the thought of Turkey becoming a member of the EU.

Italian MEP Stefania Zambelli tweeted: “No Erdogan.

“Turkey is as soon as once more trying to land in Europe, with new institutional conferences on the highest ranges on the horizon.

“We now have at all times mentioned it: No to Turkey in Europe!”

Helene Laporte, MEP for France, merely tweeted: “No.”

This comes after Mr Cavusoglu mentioned EU membership stays a “strategic precedence” for Turkey.

In an interview with Euractiv, Mr Cavusoglu mentioned: “EU membership stays a strategic precedence for Turkey.

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“This method is unfair and unrealistic.”

He then urged the EU ought to “push away” Ankara however as an alternative take a “constructive method”.

He continued: “We wish to revitalise our accession course of.

“Up to now, now we have demonstrated in a concrete approach our principled method to diplomacy, dialogue, discount of tensions and resumption of contacts.

“As an alternative of pushing Turkey additional away, the EU ought to take a extra constructive method and hold Turkey’s membership perspective open.

“Turkey’s accession to the EU could seem like a problem for some.

“Nonetheless, as soon as accomplished, it is going to be essentially the most beneficial of all.”

Since 1987, Turkey has been an applicant to accede to the EU however since 2016, accession negotiations have stalled.

Cigdem Nas, secretary normal of the Istanbul-based Financial Growth Basis, informed Arab Information: “The state of affairs between Turkey and the EU has change into even worse since then.

“Along with issues associated to democracy, rights and the rule of legislation in Turkey, geopolitical clashes within the Jap Med, over Syria and Libya have additional sophisticated Turkey-EU relations.

“The conflictual positions of some member states … over Turkey’s actions within the Jap Med and Libya have led to a powerful urge to counter and restrict Turkey’s activism within the area.

“It’s no shock {that a} majority of MEPs help a suspension or whole ending of the accession course of.

“On this regard the final affairs assembly which will likely be held on July 13 can also be fairly vital.”

Further reporting by Maria Ortega



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