Austrian Foreign Ministry supports termination of negotiations with Ankara on joining the EU

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Due to the fact that Turkey is increasingly moving away from the European Union, Brussels should take a clearer position in relation to Ankara, reports TASS statement by the head of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Sebastian Kurtz.

Austrian Foreign Ministry supports termination of negotiations with Ankara on joining the EU


My prediction that this Turkey will increasingly move away from Europe comes true. I will continue to advocate for the termination of EU accession negotiations,
he said in an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

The European Union must finally take a clear stance towards Turkey and, instead of proposing to join the community, strive for orderly cooperation with it. We cannot afford to become dependent on Turkey,
added Kurtz.

According to him, "it is important that the EU itself be able to protect its own external borders."

The diplomat also condemned the “wave of detentions and dismissals in Turkey after the attempted putsch” last year and welcomed the measures against Ankara, which was announced this week by the head of the German Foreign Ministry, Sigmar Gabriel. And "a few weeks ago, he criticized me for my clear position and accused me of populism," said Kurtz.

Gabriel said this week that Germany will review its policy towards Turkey, including in the economic field.

The latest incident, which further aggravated bilateral relations, concerns the detention of six human rights defenders in Turkey, among whom was German citizen Peter Shtoydtner. All of them are accused of assisting terrorist organizations.
  • Evgeny Biyatov / RIA News
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  1. +6
    July 23 2017
    Austrian Foreign Ministry supports termination of negotiations with Ankara on joining the EU
    Fuh.Rodili. This lad that was not in the photo yet before the project was before Turkey began to enter Europe. Almost twenty years ago, the Germans boasted about how the Turks were divorced for NATO. But neither in Europe, nor in Europe.
    1. +3
      July 23 2017
      This lad, which was still in the photo project, was not yet there, as Turkey began to enter Europe.

      ... it seems the youngest foreign minister in the geyropa ...
      1. +8
        July 23 2017
        Brussels should take a clearer position in relation to Ankara,
        right - Erdogash open the gates to the Arabs in the geyropu, let them have what they have laughing
        1. +3
          July 23 2017
          right - Erdogash open the gates to the Arabs in the geyropu, let them have what they have

          ... and there will be many geyrops and most importantly MANY ... laughing
          1. +6
            July 23 2017
            and there will be many geyrops and most importantly MANY ..
            the ending is almost correct "and MANY MOST" drinks
            1. +4
              July 23 2017
              Good day to all! hi
              Turkey was never going to be admitted to E.S. , and now even more so ...
              1. +7
                July 23 2017
                and now even more so ...
                so I say it's time to understand the gateways for the Arab wave laughing
                1. +2
                  July 23 2017
                  They will break through without lifting, there will be such a wave. lol
                  1. +5
                    July 23 2017
                    there will be such a wave.
                    stock up on nuts and a beer laughing
                    1. +4
                      July 23 2017
                      Better bacon and potatoes, at the same time protection. lol
                      1. +2
                        July 23 2017
                        cniza Today, 12:29 ↑
                        Better fat and potatoes , at the same time protection.

                        We need to ask the guys from Belarus how they have a crop with potatoes? ... otherwise it can jump and help to harvest good
                      2. +5
                        July 23 2017
                        Better bacon and potatoes
                        don't touch the holy laughing drinks
              2. +3
                July 23 2017
                Good day to all! hi
                Turkey was never going to be admitted to E.S. , and now even more so ...

                And you do not get sick! hi
                ... and Turkey will not be allowed to geyrop, and their path is longer than to communism laughing
            2. +3
              July 23 2017
              "and most MANY

              well let it be MANY drinks ... again, to our joy, in the end there must also be a holiday on our street! good
        2. +1
          July 23 2017
          Well done Erdogan, while doing everything right ..! Russia will cover, if that ...
          1. +3
            July 23 2017
            DEPARTMENT hi
            Well done Erdogan, while doing everything right ..! Russia will cover, if that ...
            I agree. It is better to have Turkey as partners. Than the "brother" to feed for free.
    2. +5
      July 23 2017
      I will continue to advocate for ending the EU accession negotiations,

      As if they did not have to start negotiations on the conditions for the accession of Austria to Turkey.
      1. +1
        July 23 2017
        And this option is not excluded, hello teska hi
        1. +4
          July 23 2017
          good afternoon hi
          I would say most likely.
          1. +1
            July 23 2017
            It looks like Europe is waiting for another redistribution.
    3. +9
      July 23 2017
      The EU must finally take a clear position with regard to Turkey and, instead of offering to join the community, strive for orderly cooperation with it

      Well, more than 30 years with a pretty penny, such a clear position laughing
    4. 0
      July 23 2017
      Finally, at least someone honestly spoke about the EU’s true intentions towards Turkey. Why did they lead Turkey 50 years by the nose? belay
  2. +1
    July 23 2017
    ... Erdogan, marching, tearing the ends with the FRG and others like them ...
  3. 0
    July 23 2017
    Europe will remember everything in Turkey. And even a huge number of Turks living and working in Germany. And the Turks will remember it in Europe. Indeed, many are already citizens!
  4. 0
    July 23 2017
    Quote: from article
    The EU must finally take a clear position with respect to Turkey and, instead of offering to join the community, strive for orderly cooperation with it. We cannot afford to become dependent on Turkey


    Sebastian Kurtz continues to engage in populism.

    It would be more correct to say: "We cannot afford to become dependent on the policies of Turkish leaders"
  5. +2
    July 23 2017
    Turkey, and so already 20 years ago, has been driven by the nose ... promises ... associations ... requirements ... BUT Europe does not want to accept them and that's it (despite the fact that lately all the post-Soviet garbage from non-states have been collected there) ... and it’s not even a matter of the conflict over the partition of Cyprus ... or the observance of the "norms" of democracy ... the matter is the difference of cultures ... the EU has not yet accepted a Muslim country ... And NOW THE SIMPLY APPEARED TO OPEN AN OPEN .. .
  6. +2
    July 23 2017
    The latest incident, which further aggravated bilateral relations, concerns the detention of six human rights defenders in Turkey, among whom was German citizen Peter Shtoydtner. All of them are accused of assisting terrorist organizations.

    And there was nothing to promote the coup. Erdik is not Yanyk. In general, these human rights activists are already very one-sided, like a flounder. They are just right defenders, and left no, no.
  7. 0
    July 23 2017
    It is reasonable that Turkey puts all the principles on the EU, then there is nothing for it to do.

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