The European Union has strategic interest in having a stable and secure environment in the Eastern Mediterranean and in developing cooperation and a mutually beneficial relationship with Turkey, the draft report of the European Commission on enlargement states.
According to the report seen by Greek state-run news agency amna, it is emphasized that Ankara needs to commit to good neighborly relations, the conclusions of the March 2021 Summit are recalled and it is underlined that it must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all member states.
The text also points out that the accession negotiations with Turkey remain deadlocked.
There is talk of regression in areas such as democracy, the rule of law, fundamental rights, the independence of the judicial system.
It is noted at the same time that there are serious deficiencies in the functioning of Turkey’s democratic institutions, as well as that the deterioration of human and fundamental rights continues, amna concludes citing the draft report.
Th reports comes following an ongoing series of provocations and threats by Turkey against Greece in the last couple of months.
anybody with a body temeperature above 30C and a pulse has figured out at least a decade ago that turkey doesnt care at all about joining the EU, but it’s been a great way to keep on milking favors out of weak-minded westerners by acting as if they just needed a little more encouragement to come round.. quite the opposite of westerners thinking the ‘enticement’ of EU membership would inspire turkish politicians to jump and do tricks on demand, the exact opposite continues to occur -western politicians see winning turkey into their club as a feather in their hat and have been bending over backwards to appease and shower largesse onto turkey, who laughs all the way to the bank as the saying goes.
a serious approach would have had the immediate, total, and unconditional withdrawal of all forces and ‘colinists’ the turks have sent over to cyprus these past almost 50 years, as the precondition for even _beginning_ any talks, way back when.
they knew that the incentives were upside down when not a peep was made about cyprus even back then, and theyve been playing this ‘eu accession’ game to great profit ever since.
Turkey is no part of Europe and has never been! So, good that the discussions have ended!