Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey won’t sacrifice its interests for the sake of EU accession, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said according to local media on Monday.
The EU has blocked negotiations with Ankara under the pretence that Turkey didn’t fulfill its demands, he added.
“Turkey fulfilled all demands of the EU and intends to become its full-fledged member; other conditions of the EU doesn’t interest Ankara,” the president said.
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.