Turkey will reconsider its political relations with the EU after the referendum
Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said that the current problems in the relations between Turkey and the EU “do not come from Ankara and from the part of the countries of the Union.”
ANKARA, March 23. /Offset. TASS Kirill Zharov/. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Germany and the EU as a whole “can wait for surprises” after the referendum on amendments to the Constitution, which will be held April 16.
He declared on Thursday on air of TV channel CNN Türk.
“Turkey continues talks with the EU on accession. But we cheated for 63 years: visas, refugees — all these issues. Last time talking about the President of Turkey as the dictator, but the EU is violating the norms of democracy, human rights, no right to speak. The entire agenda will determine on April 16, after which they can wait for surprises,” he said.
Erdogan noted that the current problems in the relations between Turkey and the EU “do not come from Ankara and from the part of the countries of the Union.”
“What did the UK? Went to the referendum, took a step, I appreciate the British position. Our political and administrative relations with the EU will be subject to revision from “A” to “z” after the referendum”, — he said.
The current tension in the relations between Turkey and the EU is associated with the ban from a number of European countries performances, the Turkish politicians in Europe
Members of the Turkish government carried out a political campaign in a number of European countries in support of the constitutional reform in Turkey.
The Dutch authorities refused to issue permission to land at Rotterdam the plane, the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, and then to Rotterdam arrived the Minister of family and social policies Fatma saillant Betul Kaya, but she was not allowed to hold campaign rally. The car of the Minister was stopped by police and under the escort of police forwarded to the border with Germany.
In early March, was cancelled appearance Cavusoglu in Hamburg (Germany), which was held at one of the local venues
The Minister was forced to give a speech on the territory of the Consulate General of Turkey.
This situation is forcing Ankara to make harsh statements. Representatives of the Turkish leadership almost on a regular basis in the course of speeches I repeat that these restrictions on speech and measures for preventing the meetings of politicians with the citizens are “fascism” and not combined with diplomacy and international law, solutions, as well as will cause a strong reaction in Ankara.