Ankara against ‘unique status’ on EU membership said Turkey’s foreign minister, who reprimanded Slovenian President Borut Pahor’s announcement over offering Turkey a “unique status”, rather than a full EU enrollment.
Talking at the fourteenth Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia on Monday, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Pahor was “firmly” pushing Turkey’s EU enrollment until a year ago and Ankara is against ‘unique status’ on EU membership.
“I don’t have the foggiest idea what altered his perspective. Most likely [French President Emmanuel] Macron and some others. In any case, there ought to be a rule of congruity of the state and furthermore of the EU,” Çavuşoğlu said.
He said Turkey is prepared to open another part in arrangements with the EU if the issue is identified with benchmarks and responsibilities.
Çavuşoğlu said on the off chance that Turkey does not meet the opening or shutting benchmarks, at that point Turkey can’t be a part.
“Be that as it may, on the off chance that Turkey meets the opening benchmarks of the sections, at that point, we ought to really proceed with our arrangements,” he included.
Pahor said that he would recommend a “unique status” for Turkey and Ukraine, and full EU participation for Western Balkan nations.
Turkey connected for enrollment in the European Economic Community (an antecedent to the EU) in 1987. It ended up qualified for EU participation in 1997 and increase talks started in 2004.
However, dealings slowed down in 2007 because of complaints by the Greek Cypriot organization, just as resistance from Germany and France.