Turkey to become EU member sooner or later – PM
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will become a member of the European Union (EU) sooner or later, the country's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
The prime minister added that Ankara will not beg EU for its accession, Anadolu agency reported on Jan.24.
The official negotiations on Turkey's accession to the EU were resumed in 2005.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc earlier said that if previously 75 percent of Turkey's population supported the country's accession to the EU, currently, this figure has dropped to 20 percent.
Turkey has fulfilled 65 percent of its commitments to the EU for accession to this organization.
Earlier, the country's Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkir said the negotiations between Turkey and EU can't continue in the format required by the organization. He said at the time that democracy in Turkey is at a higher level than in some European countries.
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