Turkey rejects allegations in EU report

Turkey rejects allegations in EU report
# 18 April 2018 00:20 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday criticized a European Commission report on Ankara’s bid to join the European Union, saying certain general allegations, accusations and comments targeting the country are “unacceptable”, APA reports quoting AA.

“Unfortunately, the European Commission showed that it was once again unwilling to understand the difficulties of the period we are passing through,” the ministry said in a statement on the 2018 Turkey Country Report and Enlargement Strategy Paper.

It added that the commission was unable to be objective and balanced even though “we have explained these issues repeatedly, supported by documentation”.

In the report, the European Commission praised Turkey’s migration policy, economic growth and strengthening regional cooperation but also claimed there was "serious backsliding on the rule of law, fundamental freedoms and freedom of expression".

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