Turkish PM: The EU should decide on Turkey’s admission

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the European Union must clearly set forth its stance regarding Turkey’s full membership. Speaking at the 14th International Business Forum (IBF) organized by the Independent Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (MÜSİAD) in İstanbul, Erdoğan referred to Turkey’s steps to increase the level of democratization in the country in recent years. He added that the EU makes it difficult to admit Turkey. “The EU should explain if they are going to admit Turkey to the EU or not. If they are not, we expect them to announce this and not to keep us waiting. But the relationships Turkey has established with countries in the region have put Turkey in an important position,” Erdoğan explained.

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