Friday, May 5, 2017

Belgian PM:EU Must End Allowing Turkey's Bid; Turkey Has Ripped European Values for Months

Belgium's prime minister said today (May 5, 2017) the time has come for the European Union (EU) to make a final decision about Turkey's "dead end" bid for membership, asserting that after months of provocations from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, "masochism must have its limits," the AP website reports.

"Here and now, I have impression that the membership process is not the right framework to have a successful dialogue with Turkey," Charles Michel said in an interview with the Associated Press.

Austria is also seeking to end Turkey's membership bid, and a growing group of countries say they've realized acting as if Turkey is still a constructive partner would amount to a charade.

"Let's be frank -- for several months now there is an acceleration in the process of the Turkish government turning its back on European values," Michel said.

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