Turkey wants to join EU within five years: Deputy PM | News | DW


Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag on Tuesday called for the country to become a member of the European Union by 2023, on the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Turkish republic.

His comments, to German daily Die Welt, reaffirmed Turkey’s frustration at the stalling of accession talks with Brussels.

Read more: EU: Turkey’s membership hopes at an all-time low

The main points of the interview

  • Akdag called for the resumption of accession talks which he said would create an “important new impetus” in Turkey.

  • He accused the EU of acting unfairly by allowing several Balkan…



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