Accession talks with Turkey end when new constitution comes into force

The European Parliament is expected to support by a large majority the call to formally suspend accession talks with Ankara when the new constitution comes into force. Today there will be a plenary debate on EU-Turkey relations, the vote will follow tomorrow. One year after the heinous coup attempt, the Turkish population is paying the…

Suspend Turkey accession talks if constitutional reforms go ahead unchanged

Today in the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee the S&D Group secured wide support for the 2016 assessment report on Turkey. The Socialists and Democrats reiterated that Turkey’s constitutional-reform package voted in a referendum earlier this year is not in line with the Copenhagen criteria and called on EU member states to officially suspend accession…