Thursday

17th Aug 2017

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Juncker rejects Austria's call to end EU-Turkey talks

European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday rejected Austria's call for the EU to end membership talks with Turkey, warning it would be a grave mistake. "I don't think it would be helpful if we were to unilaterally end negotiations with Turkey," he told German public broadcaster ARD, adding that such a decision can only be made with unanimity from all member states.

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