Cavusoglu: Turkey still wants to join EU

Cavusoglu: Turkey still wants to join EU

Turkey still seeks to join the European Union despite ongoing deterioration of relations between Ankara and Brussels, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday, Sputnik reports.

"We want to become a member of the European Union, this is still our strategy, our choice," Cavusoglu said at a forum.

Responding to the ongoing accusations of human rights violations, the foreign minister noted that France introduced a state of emergency after the terror attacks in Paris, which was prolonged several times. He pointed out that the same kind of actions in Turkey were regarded by EU countries as unacceptable.