Turkey could part ways with EU if necessary, Erdogan says

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan presents medium-term economic programme forecasts in Ankara, Turkey, September 6, 2023. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/PPO/Handout via Reuters/File Photo

By Reuters

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Ankara could part ways with the European Union if necessary when asked about the recent adoption of the European Parliament’s report on Turkey.

Speaking to reporters ahead of his trip to the United States, Erdogan also said the European Union is making moves to distance itself from Turkey.