European parliament must keep its promises on Turkey's entering EU: PM
The European parliament must keep all its promises on Turkey's entering the European Union, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party, CNN reported.
"Turkey has implemented a lot of reforms and will continue this way. We have a right to ask the European parliament to keep its promises related to Turkey's membership in the organization," he said.
According to the Turkish prime minister, Christian Democratic Party's winning in elections to the European Parliament will not change the policy of the European Union, and the issue on Turkish membership will remain open.
"The issue on Turkey's EU accession will not go into the background. Turkey will not stop, but will continue to work in this direction," Erdogan said.
The right wing parties of the EU member countries won the Sunday elections.
According to preliminary data, centrist conservative European People's Party (EPP) has received more than a third of the seats in the European Parliament and received from 263 to 273 mandates out of possible 736. The Socialists, who received from 155 to 165 seats, ranks second. Socialists believe the elections have failed. Head of Socialists Martin Schulz called "sad and serious" for Socialists and Social Democrats the Sunday evening. Liberals have received from 78 to 84 seats and Green party from -52 to 56 seats.
The remaining seats are distributed among the parties, outside the main supranational political unification of Europe, and a large part go to the radical and far right parties.