Germany: EU should not close door on Turkey membership talks17 April 2018 | 15:33 | FOCUS News Agency
The European Commission is expected to hand out its most critical report on talks with Turkey since the country launched its bid to join the European Union over a decade ago.
“It is in the hands of those responsible in Turkey to decide whether they want to be a member of this European community of values,” Michael Roth said on arrival to a meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg.
“I would suggest we do not slam the door shut. That would be a wrong signal toward those in Turkey who still long for European values,” he added.
But Austria’s minister Gernot Bluemel said the talks should be halted. “We don’t believe Turkey should become a part of the European Union,” Bluemel said.
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