World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's deputy prime minister Monday blasted the recent EU Progress Report on Turkey as "biased" and "not friendly."
Numan Kurtulmus, speaking to journalists in the capital Ankara, said that Turkey rejects the report, which was released last week, and includes the country's July 15 defeated coup and the follow-up arrests.
"I would like to point out that the idea behind this report is not really friendly," Kurtulmus said.
"It is a biased report, which could affect [negatively] Turkey's uphill fight against terrorism in diplomatic terms."
The EU’s annual Progress Report has gotten much criticism from Turkish authorities, who say it is not objective.
Kurtulmus also slammed European Parliament President Martin Schulz for signaling that the EU could impose sanctions on Turkey following its anti-terror arrests.
"It is impossible to understand Mr. Schulz’s threatening remarks," he said.
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