Issue of Turkey’s accession to EU can be raised for referendum
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 25
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The Turkish government can raise the issue of the need to continue negotiations on Turkey’s accession to the EU for a national referendum, the Turkish media quoted the country’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying Jan. 25.
The minister said that currently, 70 percent of the Turkish population doesn’t believe in the possibility of Turkey’s accession into the European Union.
“If the EU does not want to accept Turkey in the EU, they should clearly state this,” he noted.
Turkey began its EU accession talks in 2005. In 1963, Turkey and the European Economic Community (the EU's former name) signed an association agreement.
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