Türkiye could leave the EU if necessary, warns Erdogan | ET REALITY


Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan On Saturday he said Ankara could “separate” from the European Union if necessary when asked about the content of a European Parliament report on Turkey.

The report, adopted earlier this week, says Turkey’s accession process to the 27-member bloc cannot be resumed under current circumstances and calls for The United States explore “a parallel and realistic framework” for its ties with Ankara.

Turkey has been an official candidate to join the EU for 24 years, but accession talks have stalled in recent years due to the bloc’s concerns about human rights violations and respect for the rule of law.

Erdogan says EU is trying to separate from Türkiye

“The EU is trying to separate from Turkey,” Erdogan told reporters before a trip to the United States. “We will evaluate these developments and, if necessary, we can separate from the EU.”

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) on the sidelines of the sixth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) , in Astana, Kazakhstan, on October 13, 2022. (Credit: Sputnik/Vyacheslav Prokofyev/Pool via Reuters)

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said earlier this week that the European Parliament’s report contained unfounded accusations and biases and took a “superficial and non-visionary” approach to the country’s ties with the EU.

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