Erdogan: does EU want Turkey in the bloc, or not?
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged European Union leaders to say whether they want to accept Turkey as a member or not.
"I would like to hear a clear declaration," Erdogan said on a visit to Poland. "If you want to accept Turkey, just do it. If you don’t want to, just tell that."
Polish President Andrzej Duda, in turn, said Poland backs Turkey’s effort to join the EU. "Poland has supported and supports today Turkey’s efforts to join the European Union,” Duda said, standing along Erdogan. "Turkey is an especially important EU partner in the area of security," the Washington Press cited the Polish President as saying.
Duda added that they had a 'very long and honest' talk about the current situation in Turkey after the 'dramatic situation' of last year’s coup attempt.