Turkish EU Affairs Minister finishes his visit to Brussels

Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 - 10:30

Turkish EU Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik is now in Brussels, where he has already held talks with several European Commissioners. Officially, such issues as «the fight against terrorism, migration crisis, visa liberalization dialogue and cooperation with the EU in the areas of energy and global climate security» were discussed during the meeting.

Ömer Çelik said: «Instead of showing solidarity with Turkey and its people [after we] defended [our] democracy with [our bare hands] on July 15, with that decision the European Parliament tried to squeeze Turkey into a corner. This approach also nullifies the values that we share with Europe».

However, Turkey tries to put pressure on Europe in matters of EU accession, using its weak points. He threatened to open borders for migrants, causing occasion to new terrorist attacks and reminded the EU about some energy problems. Most of the gas suppling to the EU passes through the Turkey. But by 2025 taking into consideration future Turkish projects with Russia and Azerbaijan, Ankara could control over European gas supplies.

Maybe Brussels will listen to these weighty arguments.

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