POST Online Media Lite Edition


Erdogan to EU: If you don't want Turkey just tell that

Staff Writer |
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged European Union leaders to say whether they want to accept Turkey as a member or not.

Article continues below

"I would like to hear a clear declaration," Erdogan said on a visit to Poland.

"If you want to accept Turkey, just do it. If you don’t want to, just tell that."

Polish President Andrzej Duda, in turn, said Poland backs Turkey’s effort to join the EU.

"Poland has supported and supports today Turkey’s efforts to join the European Union,” Duda said, standing along Erdogan.

"Turkey is an especially important EU partner in the area of security," the Washington Press cited the Polish President as saying.

Duda added that they had a 'very long and honest' talk about the current situation in Turkey after the 'dramatic situation' of last year’s coup attempt.

What to read next

Turkey plans to ban Facebook and YouTube
Turkey aims to more than double agricultural revenue by 2023
Erdogan: Our energy projects with Russia are not affected