Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Oct. 21 that the European Union should mind its own future rather than talking about Turkey.
“EU should mind its own future rather than talking about us and decide on its future vision. One step forward, two steps back for 40 years. What are you doing? Make a decision. You are constantly trying to raise difficulties in Turkey's membership. Say what your real intent is and do not make us lose time,” Yıldırım said speaking at his ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) sixth ordinary congress in the eastern province of Elazığ.
“I should say that Turkey does not have any change in its decision on way to the EU membership. What matters is the direction that the EU will head,” he added.
He also claimed that the bloc's struggle was to keep Turkey out for a long time and said the fact that the country was making its own decisions and maintaining its development in a stable way was disturbing the EU.
The premier also slammed Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen's remarks questioning Turkey's accession bid under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
“Who are you? Can you have a say about Turkey and the President of the Republic of Turkey? Turkey's regime is democracy and republic,” Yıldırım said.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News