EU commissioner: Turkey won’t join bloc until Erdogan leaves power

EU commissioner: Turkey won’t join bloc until Erdogan leaves power

PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkey is unlikely join the European Union while Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains in power, Germany's EU commissioner, Gunther Oettinger has told German newspaper Bild, according to the EU Observer.

Turkish accession would "probably be an issue for the period after Erdogan", he said, adding that accession was "not realistic until well into the next decade."

A commission spokesman declined to comment on the remark.

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