EU parliament calls for freeze on Turkey’s membership talks
By Gilbert Reilhac
The European Union should formally suspend Turkey’s negotiations to join
the bloc, EU lawmakers said on Wednesday in a symbolic rebuke of Turkish
President Tayyip Erdogan, who Western governments accuse of widespread
abuses of human rights.
Forging a common European Parliament position on Turkey’s long-stalled EU
bid, lawmakers voted 370 in favour and 109 against, with 143 abstentions,
for an official freeze of the membership process, which would jeopardise
some EU funding.
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