EU-Turkey relations: Erdoğan’s lack of respect towards his partners is unacceptable

The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament condemns the recent statements made by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan towards his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron and urges him to refrain from such provocations, which are deepening the gap between Ankara and the EU.

Renew Europe Group President, Dacian Cioloș (USR PLUS, Romania), said:

“President Erdoğan's comments towards President Emmanuel Macron are unacceptable and far from the norms of international diplomacy; this is no way to treat partners and neighbours.

Cooperation between the European Union and Turkey is in our mutual interest, but this must be a relationship based first and foremost on respect, not the nationalistic fever of President Erdoğan.”

 

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