EU needs Turkey, says Erdogan’s chief advisor
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 21
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Turkey has occasionally attempted to become an EU member, but never needed that, while the EU needs Turkey, Yalcin Topcu, chief advisor to the Turkish president, told reporters in Baku Nov. 21.
“Europe needs Turkey’s strength, its resources on and under ground, as well as human resources,” according to him.
Topcu noted that Turkey is the only way for the EU to have strong trade and political ties with the Eastern, Caucasian, Arab, Central Asia and Balkan countries.
“But Europe obviously does not seek to strengthen ties with Turkey,” he added.
The countries that allege having strategic ties with Turkey stand behind such terrorist groups as the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Fethullah Gulen movement, Topcu said.
“Turkey has seen this in the weaponry of terrorist groups. There are 4,500 terrorists in Germany who are on our wanted list,” he added.
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