Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that by 24 November, the European Parliament resolution, which recommends suspending talks on Turkey’s accession to the EU and visa-free regime «irrelevant» and threatened in response to open border for migrants in the EU, if Europe «goes further». It is reported Hurriyet Daily News.
According to the President of Turkey, his country «is feeding about 3.5 million refugees.»
«You didn’t keep your promises. When the 50 thousand refugees were on the Kapikule (one of the checkpoints on the border of Turkey — ed.) you screamed and began to speak: «What are we going to do when Turkey opens the border?» Keep in mind — if you go on, this crossing point will be opened. You should know this», — informs the edition of the words of Erdogan.
As noted by Reuters, added that the unanimous support for the resolution of the European Parliament, calling to freeze talks on Turkey’s membership of the EU, «it doesn’t matter».
Earlier it was reported that the Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and chief negotiator , Omer Celik said at a press conference in Adana said that the decision of the European Parliament on the suspension of talks with Turkey on visa-free regime has no legal force.
Recall, 24 November the majority of the members of the European Parliament voted for the suspension of negotiations on granting visa-free regime with the EU for Turkish citizens.
The vote by MEPs is not binding as to stop the negotiations can only the national government of the countries members of the EU.
Ankara officially applied for EU membership 14 April 1987, and candidate status was granted to her at the summit in Helsinki in 1999.
29 Nov 2015 passed the summit of the EU — Turkey, during which Ankara has promised the liberalization of the visa regime with the EU and financial assistance to combat the influx of illegal migrants. Then, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that in the future Turkey will receive and the real prospect of membership in the Union. For that, Turkey had to fulfill a number of requirements, in particular, to adapt their legislation to EU standards.
In response to a resolution of the European Parliament Erdogan is going to open its borders to migrants in the EU 25.11.2016