Turkey says Austria should turn back from 'wrong policy' on Turkey's EU accession | Reuters

ANKARA Austria should turn back from its "wrong policy" regarding Turkey's talks of joining the European Union, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.

Speaking on the sidelines of a European foreign ministers' summit in Malta, Cavusoglu said he sensed a "positive atmosphere" from leading European lawmakers regarding Turkey's talks to join the bloc. He said dialogue between the two sides would continue.

Austria has long called for a complete end to Turkey's EU bid, but many other EU states have been more cautious, acutely aware that the bloc needs Ankara's help in keeping a lid on the flow of refugees and migrants from the Middle East. (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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Published Date: Apr 29, 2017 12:45 am | Updated Date: Apr 29, 2017 12:45 am


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