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Erdogan accused the EU of failing to keep promises

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told parliament on Sunday that Turkey had kept all its promises to the European Union, but the bloc had fulfilled almost none of its promises to Ankara, according to Yenişafak.

Erdogan was referring to the EU’s promise in the 2016 migrant deal to abolish the need for visas for Turkish citizens visiting EU countries.

“If they reverse their injustices, especially the visa imposition, which they use as a veiled sanction on us, they will correct their own mistakes. If they do not (reverse these), they will completely lose the right to expect anything from us politically, socially, economically, or militarily.”

The President believes that even with the change of EU leaders there has been no change in the “biased attitude of the EU towards Turkey, which is unfair and incompatible with the principle of pacta sunt servanda.”

Türkiye has no expectations from the EU, whose door we have been kept waiting at 60 years.

The country applied for EU membership in 1987 and accession talks began in 2005.

According to Ankara, the talks were frozen due to political obstacles from some EU members for reasons unrelated to the country’s suitability for membership.

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