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.
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…