Majority of European Parliament votes to freeze EU membership talks with Turkey

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In a non-binding vote, a majority of European Parliament lawmakers were in favor of ending EU accession talks with Turkey.


The European Parliament on Thursday voted to halt membership talks with Turkey after Ankara’s post-coup crackdown.

The non-binding motion approved by MEPs said parliament “calls… on the Commission and on the Member States to initiate a temporary freeze of the on-going accession negotiations with Turkey.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has branded the vote “worthless.”

AFP, Reuters

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