September 14 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
The Chairman of the European Commission believes that Turkey has no chance of joining the European Union, at least until 2019.
Speaking before the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Jean-Claude Juncker said that Ankara is burning bridges with Europe, and acts so deliberately to have the opportunity to accuse the EU of disrupting the accession negotiations.
Juncker recalled the harassment of press representatives in Turkey and demanded the release of journalists arrested by the authorities, as well as for Turkish authorities to stop calling the leaders of European states “Nazis and Fascists.”
Juncker spoke about the priority of European values and the need to follow them if Turkey wanted rapprochement with Brussels.
Junker has the support of many European politicians, who oppose Turkey on issues of European integration.
Earlier, German Foreign Minister Zigmar Gabriel said that negotiations on Turkey’s accession to the EU should be stopped entirely. Colleagues from Sweden and France supported the statement.