Ankara: EU should seek dialogue with Turkey

Ankara: EU should seek dialogue with Turkey

Turkey's Foreign Ministry said that the European Parliament's vote was "meaningless" for Ankara and described it as "far from objectivity".

"European Parliament's stance against Turkey should be to promote ties, interaction and dialogue between Turkey and EU," Anadolu Agency cited the ministry as saying.

On March 13, the European Parliament voted against Turkey's EU accession negotiations and called on the European countries to formally suspend the process. A total of 370 members of the EP voted in favor of the decision to suspend Turkey's EU negotiations while 109 voted against and 143 abstained from voting.

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party spokesman Omer Celik said that the European Parliament's vote to suspend Turkey's EU accession process is "worthless" for Turkey.

"This disrespectful decision shows European Parliament's far-right ideological tendency," he wrote on Twitter.