Thursday, April 15, 2021  | 2 Ramadhan, 1442
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > Global

Erdogan: Era of bowing to Western pressure is over

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the era of a submissive Turkey bowing to every Western demand is over. Erdogan’s comments came on Tuesday as top European Union officials held talks with Turkey’s foreign minister in Brussels. “The West wants Turkey to do, without question, whatever they want … I am sorry to say...

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 25, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
Erdogan: Era of bowing to Western pressure is over

Turkey's President Erdogan delivers a statement to reporters alongside Trump after their meeting at the White House in Washington
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the era of a submissive Turkey bowing to every Western demand is over.

Erdogan’s comments came on Tuesday as top European Union officials held talks with Turkey’s foreign minister in Brussels.

“The West wants Turkey to do, without question, whatever they want … I am sorry to say that Turkey no longer exists,” Erdogan said.

Turkey has been mired in an escalating diplomatic row with Germany after the arrests last week of a group of human rights activists, including a German national, over terror-related charges.

Earlier, a German-Turkish journalist was arrested for allegedly spying and aiding Kurdish rebels.

Erdogan on Tuesday refused to back down in the feud with Germany, saying: “They don’t want us to retaliate while their agents run around freely.”
EU membership

Turkey’s long-standing bid for EU membership remains in the deep freeze and show no signs of thawing.

It applied to join the EU three decades ago, and it started negotiating in 2005. But of the 16 negotiating chapters on issues as varied as capital movement and food safety, only one – science and research – has been provisionally closed.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik met with EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Tuesday.

Their meeting agenda included Ankara’s EU accession, immigration, Turkey’s demands for visa-free travel for its citizens, the fight against terrorism and energy and trade ties.- AFP

FaceBook WhatsApp
 
HOME  
 
 
RELATED STORIES

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 

 
 
 

MOST READ
MOST READ
Video: Turkish players break fast during football match
1 billion euros seized as Italy hits at ‘PetrolMafias’
India bans export of Covid-19 treatment drug remdesivir
Mexican tricksters use elderly disguise to get Covid vaccine
Denmark drops AstraZeneca vaccine for good, in European first
Ramazan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq
70 killed as battle for Yemen’s Marib rages
Tennessee high school shooting leaves one dead
Texas shooting leaves one dead, several critically injured
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp