Amid an intensifying crackdown by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, MEPs are calling for a temporary freeze of membership talks between EU and Turkey.
European Parliament voted a temporary freeze on EU accession talks with Turkey.
“Turkey is an important partner of the EU”, say MEPs.
“But in partnerships, the will to cooperate has to be two-sided. Turkey is not showing this political will as the government’s actions are further diverting Turkey from its European path”, they add.
A temporary halt of the negotiations would entail that no new negotiating chapters be opened and no new initiatives be taken in relation to Turkey’s EU Negotiation Framework.
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