Turkish President calls on EU to fulfil its promises


Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 23 May 2017| 26 Shabaan 1438

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warned the European Union that Ankara will move on if the bloc does not fulfil its promises and provide visa-free travel to Turks as well as assist with the refugee crisis.

“We don’t have to put up with the European Union’s double standards anymore” Erdogan said at the Third Extraordinary Conference of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) yesterday.

The president demanded the EU keep its word on visa-free travel for Turks, aid for refugees and progress in accession talks if it wants relations to improve.

The president also said that his country would like to continue cooperation with the European Union, despite all the tensions in relations between the two parties, pointing out that the decision in this regard is in the bloc’s hands.

Source – MEMO