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EU commissioner wants now negotiating accession, Turkey

EU commissioner wants now negotiating accession, Turkey

Further negotiations about a Turkish accession to the European Union in the current situation is not possible. That said EU commissioner Johannes Hahn (enlargement negotiations) on Tuesday in Brussels.

“We do not exclude anything, and we look forward. But we can ensure in the member states about Turkey since the failed coup a year ago, do not ignore it.”

In Brussels, spoke to Hahn and EU-buitenlandchef Federica Mogherini for hours with the Turkish ministers, Mevlüt Çavusoglu (Foreign Affairs) and Ömer Çelik (European Affairs and chief negotiator). “It is important that we open dialogue,” said Mogherini after the end.

At a press conference hammered Çelik out that Turkey is not only a strategic partner for the region, but that the “backbone” of the European-Turkish relationship to the candidate-membership of Turkey. He wants to that there are new steps for the negotiations.

Visa requirements

Also find Turkey the time that the visa requirement for Turkish nationals to the EU travel will be abolished, as promised. Hahn said that Ankara first of the 72 conditions for visumliberalisering must meet. There are still five open including modification of the terreurwet.

According to Mogherini, the EU “concrete steps of Turkey need” to have concerns about human rights, justice and freedom of speech to take away. They spoke about “a worrying number of journalists and activists” that in the prison lands.

According to Çavusoglu, there is a difference between terrorists and political opponents. “There are pseudojournalisten that under a false flag crimes to commit”, he defended the policy.

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