Istanbul [Turkey]September 16 (ANI): Ahead of his participation in the 78th UN General Assembly, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that in his assessment it is very clear that the European Union is trying to break away from Turkey, adding that the country will “part ways”. from the European Union if necessary, Anadolu news agency reported.
Anadolu Agency is a state news agency headquartered in Ankara, Turkey.
Before leaving for the United States to attend the General Sessions of the 78th United Nations (UN) General Assembly, which will take place in New York, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a press conference at the Atatuuml;rk Airport State Guesthouse today, Erdogan said: “Dear friends, if you want to know my evaluation very clearly, the European Union is trying to break away from Turkey. The European Union is trying to break away from Turkey.” “During this period when he takes steps to break away from Turkey, we will make our evaluations against these developments and after these evaluations we can separate from the European Union if necessary,” he said.
Erdogan’s comments came in response to questions about his evaluations of the statements on Turkey’s EU accession process included in the European Parliament’s (EP) 2022 report, according to Anadolu Agency.
Regarding Sweden’s membership in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Erdogan said that during the recently concluded G20 summit in New Delhi, he had a discussion with US President Joe Biden. Asked about his views on the continued demonstrations by members of the terrorist organization in Sweden, he said: “In this matter especially the West always says ‘Sweden,’” Anadolu Agency reported.
Erdogan, in an answer to the question, said: “Unless our parliament makes the decision, it is not possible for us to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ when we go on the road. First of all, Sweden must fulfill its duty. ” Tuesday On September 19, Erdogan announced that he would also speak at the UNGA session.
In his remarks, Erdogan further said that he would express his views on the key topics on the international agenda at this time.
“We will also emphasize the crucial role that Turkey plays in the face of current global challenges. ‘The world is bigger than 5’, which we have been saying on all platforms for a while now.” We are happy that our determination is more accepted, says Anadolu Agency.
Earlier in July, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Brussels should pave the way for Turkey’s accession to the European Union before his country approves Sweden’s bid for NATO membership, CNN reported.
Erdogan’s statement came before the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Lithuania, which has Sweden’s membership on its agenda.
At a press conference, Erdogan said, “First, let’s clear Turkey’s path in the European Union, then let’s pave the way for Sweden, just as we paved the way for Finland,” according to CNN.
Erdogan stressed that it was time to act on Turkey’s bid to become part of the EU, adding, “Turkey has been waiting at the gate of the European Union for over 50 years now” and “almost all NATO member states are European member states.” (ANI)