Turkey says European parliament resolution 'worthless'

EP calls to suspend accession talks, Erdogan cites EU far-right

14 March, 12:08

    (ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, MARCH 14 - Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Thursday that the European Parliament's non-binding resolution calling for the suspension of Turkey's EU accession talks is "for us null and worthless".

    Kalin said European far-right movements have shown their prejudices with a report that contains "baseless affirmations".

    "The contents of the 2018 report on Turkey by the European Parliament is an attempt to damage joint efforts to give a new boost to EU-Turkey relations," Kalin said.

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a statement that Strasbourg's decision is "nonsense".

    "The European Parliament's approach to Turkey should be that of promoting relations, interaction, and dialogue between Turkey and the EU," the statement said.

    "Turkey expects the new European Parliament, which will be formed following elections in May, to adopt a constructive approach to EU-Turkey relations in the near future, to make skilled and objective decisions, and to stimulate the process of integration between Turkey and the EU," the statement said.(ANSAmed).

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