Friday

18th Aug 2017

Ticker

Turkey still open to EU despite differences

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara is still open to the European Union despite stalled membership talks. "We have not yet closed the European Union book right now," he said. But he warned that if negotiations stop then Turkey would seek "alternatives", without saying what those alternatives would be. "I don't find it right to say it here but we are of course continuing our talks with those alternatives."

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