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Juncker: No prospects of EU membership for Turkey
11:40, 25 July 2016
Juncker: No prospects of EU membership for Turkey

The country has no chances to join the bloc in current political situation, President

11:40, 25 July 2016

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‘I reckon that in such situation, Turkey will not be able to join the EU – neither in the sort-term perspective, nor in more distant future’, Jean-Claude Juncker said in the interview with France 2 TV channel (Interfax-Ukraine).

According to him, ‘if Turkey restores death penalty tomorrow, we will immediately stop the negotiations, since there’s no place in the EU for a country that wields death penalty in its legal arsenal.’  

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