Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, called last week to stop Turkey’s European Union accession talks drew a mixed response. Kati Piri advised advised suspending the membership track but pushing ahead with customs union talks. Piri stated “Turkey under this government does not even uphold the minimum human rights standards now. But we should not take away the EU perspective from the Turkish people, and in suspending talks we would have to name conditions for reviving them.”
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