EU MPs vote to suspend membership talks with Turkey

Davutoglu in EU membership talks

Yesterday, the European Parliament held a symbolic vote on Turkey’s membership process. The resolution was passed with with 479 votes in favour of suspending the talks and 37 against, with 107 abstentions.

While the vote is technically non-binding, the Parliament’s aim reportedly was to send a message to Erdogan, to formally let him know that they did not appreciate his crackdown of his opponents. Erdogan has been on the attack since the coup attempt back in July.

The warning may have served no purpose at all however, as Erdogan dismissed the result as worthless.

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