PM Erdogan calls on EU not to delay Turkeys accession.

By bne IntelliNews February 5, 2013
PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed the EU for handling Turkeys accession process, calling the long delay in EU entry unforgivable. Speaking in Prague after a meeting with his Czech counterpart yesterday, Erdogan said that Turkey had started the formal process for integration in 1963 and this delay of more than 50 years was unforgivable. The government is committed to the EU accession but negotiations could not go on forever, Erdogan added. In October last year, Erdogan had warned that the EU might lose Turkey if the Union did not grant the country membership by 2023.

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