Profile image
By Luismmx (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

The European Parliament voted on Thursday to suspend talks with Turkey on European Union membership

Thursday, November 24, 2016 7:18
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

The European parliament has urged governments to freeze EU membership talks withTurkey in a powerful symbolic vote that will heighten tensions.

MEPs in Strasbourg voted by 471 to 37 to halt Turkey’s EU accession talks, with politicians from the Conservative group to the Greens lining up to back a resolution that condemned the Turkish government’s “disproportionate repressive measures” after a failed military coup in July. There were 107 abstentions.

The vote is non-binding, but represents a dramatic ahead of a crucial meeting of EU ministers next month. Foreign ministers will debate Turkey’s 11-year-old EU membership bid in December as concern grows about the crackdown launched by the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, following the botched coup ….


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global


Top Alternative




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.