Turkey started talks about joining the European Union in 2005 however has made little progress
BERLIN: Germany’s European Commissioner informed the Bild newspaper on Tuesday that Turkey would in all probability not be a part of the European Union whereas Tayyip Erdogan was president.
Turkey could suspend EU deals: Erdogan adviser
Turkey started talks about becoming a member of the European Union in 2005 however has made little progress. The prospect of the primarily Muslim nation turning into an EU member worries many nations and relations have turn out to be extra strained since a failed coup in July.
“It’ll in all probability be a problem for the interval after Erdogan,”
Guenther Oettinger stated in an interview with the newspaper. “Given the present circumstances, accession isn’t practical till nicely into the subsequent decade,” he stated.
Merkel voices ‘great concern’ over Turkey ahead of visit
On Sunday German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel stated on Sunday he didn’t see Turkey becoming a member of the EU throughout his personal political profession, noting that the bloc wouldn’t be able to simply accept Turkey even when Ankara met all of the entry necessities tomorrow.
In June, German lawmakers voted to label the 1915 mass killings of Armenians an act of genocide, infuriating Turkey, which rejects that view of the killings of Christian Armenians by Ottoman forces throughout World Warfare One amounted to genocide.
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