Moscow (Sputnik)-The European Union, influenced by the short-term policies of its member states, has deviated from its founding principles, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.
“It’s time for the EU, which has moved away from its founding principles and has been influenced by the short-term policies of its member states in recent years, to write its own story in the war in Ukraine,” Erdogan said. His European Day message.
According to Prime Minister Erdogan, the conflict in Ukraine acts as a warning to the EU, demonstrating the need for solidarity and cooperation.
Prime Minister Erdogan added that the process by which Turkey continues to patiently obey “despite all kinds of obstacles” should be encouraged by a constructive approach.
After submitting a formal application to the EU in 1987, Turkey waited until 1999 to obtain the status of a candidate country. Membership negotiations began in 2005, just six years later, but the process seems to have been stalled since then. In 2019, the EU-Turkey talks ended after Brussels accused Ankara of oppressing free media and civil society in the country.
Europe Day on May 9 coincides with the celebration of Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany, while commemorating the Schuman Declaration made by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in 1950. It is an authority and is considered the starting point for European integration after World War II.
https://sputniknews.com/20220509/erdogan-accuses-eu-of-straying-from-its-founding-principles-over-short-term-policies-1095383536.html Erdogan accuses the EU of deviating from the founding principles of short-term policy