Turkey slams EU report as biased and unjust

The Turkish Foreign Ministry accused EU of double standards.

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

ANKARA: Turkey rejected the European Union’s report regarding its long-stalled membership.

The report released recently accused Turkey of crushing democratic norms under the presidency of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Turkey backsliding on democracy

The EU’s executive arm published a report on Wednesday in which it accused Turkey of serious backsliding on democratic values and judicial independence.

“The government has a legitimate right and a responsibility to fight terrorism, but it is essential that it does so in full compliance with the principles of the rule of law<’ the EU report said.

Erdogan rejects report as biased

The Turkish Foreign Ministry rejected the EU’s report and accused it of double standards.

“We categorically reject unfounded claims and unjust criticisms, particularly on the political criteria and the Chapter on Judiciary and Fundamental Rights,” the ministry said.

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