Turkey's PM questions sincerity of EU in talks

Turkish Prime Minister has called the European Union to show sincerity over Turkey's accession to the Union.

Turkey's PM questions sincerity of EU in talks
Turkish Prime Minister has called the European Union to show sincerity over Turkey's accession to the Union.

Erdogan has said Turkey had been remaining sincere and resolute over its bid for European Union membership despite what he described as "unfair treatment which we have often seen" in Turkey's relations with the Union.

"We have showed our commitment and sincerity by opening the twelfth policy chapter on environment in the EU negotiations. And now we are expecting the same sincerity from EU members," Erdogan told a televised address to the nation on Wednesday.

Erdogan said Turkey's foreign policy was not one-dimensional, adding that his country sought to improve relations with all countries in the world.

"Our prestige and influence in the world are continuing to grow with each passing day and our constructive policies to find solutions to global issues are receiving greater appreciation," he said.

Erdogan also said he hoped that growing ties between Turkey and Syria would make a good model for the region which he said had been shaken by conflicts.


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