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EP Stresses Rule of Law as Prerequisite for Turkey’s Negotiation Process

AP Turkey Rapporteur Nacho Sanchez Amor announced that the latest report prepared on Turkey was accepted in the Foreign Affairs Committee without any opposing votes.

The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee stated that Turkey’s membership negotiations cannot be resumed under current conditions and therefore, relations between the EU and Turkey should progress on a different level.

Nacho Sanchez Amor, the AP Turkey Rapporteur, announced on social media that the latest report on Turkey was accepted in the Foreign Affairs Committee without any opposing votes.

In the upcoming vote in September, 47 members voted in favor of the report, while 10 members abstained.

The report highlights that progress in the membership process is not possible unless current policies are changed, and it advises finding a parallel and realistic framework to overcome the impasse in the relations and enhance cooperation.

The report emphasizes that Turkey is a candidate country, a NATO ally, and a strategic partner in security, trade, economy, and migration, and it expects Turkey to respect democratic values, the rule of law, and human rights.

The report also underlines that NATO membership is not linked to EU membership, while urging Turkey not to delay the approval of Sweden’s NATO membership.

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