: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Turkey-EU ties: there’s more that unites than divides them


Monitoring Desk

ANKARA: Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean are overshadowing other areas of vital interest in the EU-Turkey partnership.

In July of this year, the European Union Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, described the febrile anti-Turkey atmosphere prevailing in the parliament in stark terms.

“I thought I saw in the Chamber that Pope Pius V had resurfaced calling for the Holy Catholic Alliance against Turkey and mobilising the troops of Christendom to face the Ottoman invasion,” said Borrell half-jokingly as European Union parliamentarians called for sanctions against Turkey.

Yet, joke or not, it revealed quite a bit about the psychology in the EU parliament as …read more

Source:: The Frontier Post

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