Erdogan: ″ Turkey sees itself as an inseparable part of Europe ″ | Europe | DW

“Turkey sees itself as an inseparable part of Europe … However, this does not mean that we will bow to open attacks on our country and our nation, veiled injustices and double standards,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. this Sunday (11/22/2020) in a speech to members of his party, the moderate Islamist AK. The European Union, he added, should keep its promises regarding the refugee crisis and make Turkey a full member of the group.

“We do not believe that we have problems with countries or institutions that cannot be resolved through politics, dialogue and negotiations,” added Erdogan, who maintains a pulse with Greece and Cyprus when carrying out oil exploration in waters that correspond to these countries. . As the German Chancellor announced on Thursday, the EU will discuss this issue at its next summit in December.

The Turkish president urged the European authorities to fulfill their promises. He was referring to a 2016 agreement under which Ankara stopped immigrants from entering Europe in exchange for financial aid and visa-free travel in the Schengen area.

Erdogan, who participated in his party’s event by videoconference, also criticized himself and said he was willing to improve the country’s legal infrastructure, increase production and improve employment.

lgc (reuters/karar)

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