President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the EU needs to decide the future of Ankara-Brussels bonds, Hürriyet Daily News reports. The president suggested the EU should halt full EU membership talks if they aren’t serious and don’t want Turkey in the political and economic union. He said Turkey’s patience is running out for the EU’s unrealized promises.
“Turkey has fulfilled all the criteria during the AK Party (Justice and Development Party) governments. Despite this, the only reason why we could not be a full members is the EU’s inconsistent policies. As a country that has met all the liability and kept all its promises, we are expecting the same from the EU,” Erdoğan said at his party’s assessment camp over the weekend.