World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a conference themed “Turkey-EU relations” in Warsaw, Poland that an EU without Turkey will remain as an incomplete political project.
Erdogan said Europe is a union that rejects religious, sectarian and ethnic origin differences and Turkey’s being a Muslim country is never a hindrance to become an EU member and leaving such a country outside is against the union’s own self and reason to unite and be present.
“Turkey’s becoming a full member to the EU will pave way to a new integration between the EU and Islamic world and erase the question marks from minds,” Erdogan added.
Erdogan went on to underline dropping support from people for EU and said “Broken promises and double standards unfortunately diminish Turkish public’s trust in the EU and support for the EU process when the first steps were taken for negotiations was 70-75 percent but now it dropped down to 30-35 percent.”
Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued as follows: “Despite all hindrances and negativities put in front of us we carry on this process with patience. We make reforms, not only for adaptation to the acquis but also for our country, nation and future. Our works on democratization and human rights are, indeed, a result of our citizens’ expectations on those issues.”
Erdogan emphasized that Turkey has already unified with the EU politically, economically and physically as a necessity of history and geography.
"Humanity will never reach peace with current UNSC"
Erdogan also said that humanity will never reach peace with the current UNSC structure in Warsaw.
“Five permanent members have a great accountability and responsibility before history; problem in Syria can be solved at the moment that five members make a decision,” Erdogan added when he spoke about the ongoing civil war in Syria, also underlining the necessity for NATO to give support to world peace.
Following the conference, PM Erdogan and Mrs. Erdogan joined the dinner given in their honor by Polish PM Donald Task and Mrs. Tusk at the prime ministry.
Erdogan was accompanied during the dinner by some ministers, officials and businesspeople.Last Mod: 09 Kasım 2013, 09:31