This content is not available in your region

Not afraid to say "No" to EU -- Ankara

Not afraid to say "No" to EU -- Ankara
Text size Aa Aa

Practically on the eve of this Thursday and Friday’s EU summit, Turkey has said it will withdraw its candidature for membership in the European Union if the bloc’s leaders propose unacceptable conditions

According to CNN Turk television, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated this to EU ambassadors in Ankara. On the same day, he told his Justice and Development Party he expected the EU would agree to open long-delayed talks. Turkish officials are angry that some EU members have proposed offering an alternative to full membership.