Erdogan wants Turkey’s EU application to be shown ‘same sensitivity’ as Ukraine’s

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Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, has called on the European Union to show the “same sensitivity” for Turkey’s application to join the bloc as it showed for Ukraine’s recent membership bid.

“Will you put Turkey on your agenda when someone attacks (us) too?” Erdogan said during a news conference in Ankara.

Erdogan speaks following a cabinet meeting in Ankara, February 28, 2022. Photo: Presidential Press Office/Handout via Reuters.

“Turkey has been waiting since the 1960s to join the EU and now the debate on Ukraine has begun. We consider Ukraine’s accession efforts positive. But why is Turkey not a member?”

The Turkish President also slammed EU member states for being “not sincere.”

READ MORE: EU blast Turkey on human rights and Mediterranean.

Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, expressed his support for Ukraine’s European prospects following the appeal of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for immediate European Union membership.

“Full solidarity with President Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine. We welcome Ukraine’s EU choice; they are one of us,” Mitsotakis said on Twitter on Monday.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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