Welt: the EU intends to discuss the termination of negotiations on Turkey’s accession to the Union
This decision was taken after the referendum on amending the country’s Constitution.
BERLIN, April 22. /Offset. TASS Vyacheslav Filippov/. The EU intends to discuss the question of a temporary suspension of accession negotiations of Turkey to the community after the referendum on amending the country’s Constitution. This was reported by Welt newspaper, citing diplomatic sources.
“This topic is on the agenda of the meeting of foreign Ministers EU countries, which will be held at the end of next week in Malta (28-29 April), the foreign Ministers will urge the European Commission (EC) to consider, is not violated if Ankara main line of the accession negotiations and, accordingly, should they temporarily be stopped,” — leads edition of the words of the European diplomat familiar with the situation.
Writes Welt, the EU believes that the EC in the near future recommends to suspend negotiations with Ankara for an indefinite time “due to serious and continuous violations of the principles of freedom, democracy and human rights” in Turkey.
On 16th April in Turkey, the referendum was won by the supporters of amending the Constitution. According to preliminary results of counting 99.9% of ballots for amendments to the Constitution of the Republic spoke of 51.3% of the population, the turnout was 86%.
Constitutional changes, in particular, provide for the introduction in Turkey, the presidential form of government is parliamentary
The post of Prime Minister is abolished, and the President will have the right to appoint a Vice-President, Ministers, some members of the Board of judges and prosecutors.