European Parliament votes to suspend Turkey's EU membership bid


(Worthy News) - The European Parliament has voted to formally suspend EU accession talks with Turkey, citing severe political and democratic backsliding under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Lawmakers passed the symbolic non-binding resolution with 370 votes in favor and 109 against, with 143 abstentions.

"The European Parliament remains seriously concerned about Turkey's poor track record in upholding human rights, the rule of law, media freedom and the fight against corruption, as well as its all-powerful presidential system," the Strasbourg-based body said in a statement late Wednesday. [ Source: Deutche Welle (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “European Parliament votes to suspend Turkey's EU membership bid”

  1. Why is this article worthy? Because it sets up a division of East and West ... just as in the Roman Empire days ... it's replaying again ... will Turkey be part of the West ... or will it continue to side with the East?

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