Erdogan: Turkey seeks closer ties with Bulgaria and Romania

In an interview broadcast yesterday by Qatari TV channel Al Jazeera Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected the accusations that by signing agreements with Syria, Iraq and Russia he is actually seeking an alternative to the EU. 

The Government in Ankara is planning to propose a number of agreements to Bulgaria and Romania, which are EU member countries. Erdogan denies that agreements with Turkish neighbours and with Russia have anything to do with the country’s European ambitions.

“We seek to improve our coordination with other countries,” the Prime Minister said in the interview, “this will have a positive impact on Turkish economy.” On the other hand, it will help the country consolidate its positions with the other EU member statesafter Turkey’s accession to the EU, Erdogan stated.

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