Mafred Weber states that Turkey’s EU membership is off the table in the aftermath of the referendum

Manfred Weber, Chairman of EPP-Group in the European Parliament and Deputy President of Bavarian CSU Party stated today that Turkey deviates from rule of law and democracy and clarifies that Turkeys EU membership is now off the table.

More specifically the leader of the largest political family in the EP said: “with his referendum Turkish President Erdogan is leaving the nation profoundly split. What is clear is that the Turkish leadership has opted for a course away from the rule of law and from democracy. Apparently, this is supported by a small majority of Turkish citizens. We must respect that.

The referendum is an historic event. We need a new start in relations, a new approach to a partnership between friendly neighbours. However, this also means that Turkeys EU membership is off the table”.

Source: Cyprus News Agency