Turkey to consult nation on EU membership after 2016

President Erdogan criticizes European Parliament President Schulz for threatening Turkey with economic sanctions

Turkey to consult nation on EU membership after 2016

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s EU membership issue may be referred to the people after 2016, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.

Speaking at the "national agriculture project meeting" in Ankara, Erdogan criticized European Parliament President Martin Schulz’s remarks about ending Turkey's EU membership process. The Turkish president asked the EU to give its decision once and for all.

"You have been late, give your decision soon.

"As a president, I say let's be patient until the end of the year, then we can refer it to the nation," he said.

About Schulz’s remarks to impose economic sanctions on Turkey, Erdogan said: "I understand that some people want to make life unbearable for this geography... Just look at this shameless person.

He told Schulz to implement his decision without delay. "In response to this attack [the proposed economic sanctions], we will stamp out the cat's paws, tools and the traitors used by them."

Erdogan told the EU to keep its promises regarding the PKK organization. "You should first clear the representatives of terrorist organizations inside and outside the European congress, in its building there," he said.

“The agents of the terrorist organization run wild in Germany, France, Swiss, the Netherlands," he said.

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