Ankara to consider Brexit style vote
Mar 26, Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced plans to hold a “Brexit-like” referendum on whether Ankara should carry on with a process to join the European Union, amid strained relations with its western partners.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan © Brendan McDermidErdogan says relations with ‘fascist & cruel’ Europe may be reviewed after April referendum
Mar 25, Ankara: A new vote on the EU accession bid might be organized in Turkey after the April 16 constitutional referendum,, the Turkish president Erdogan announced Saturday.
Speaking at a Turkish-British forum in Turkey, Erdogan said Ankara might review its ties with the bloc, just as the UK did."You [Britain] have made a decision with Brexit... We have a referendum on April 16. After this, we may hold a Brexit-like referendum on the [EU] negotiations. No matter what our nation decides, we will obey it," Erdogan said, as quoted by Turkish Anadolu news agency.
He also harshly criticized a rally in Switzerland on Saturday where hundreds of pro-Kurdish supporters gathered in front of the Swiss parliament, carrying anti-Erdogan banners. The Turkish president warned that Europe's "bad manners" were testing his patience."It must be known that there is a limit to [Turkey's] patience with the attitude that European countries show us," Erdogan said.
The Oslo Times International News Network