EU recognizes outcome of referendum in Turkey, — Mogherini

Source : 112 Ukraine

"EU is clearly interested in stable, secure, economically successful and democratic Turkey," EU diplomat noted
21:30, 28 April 2017

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European Union accepts the results of Turkish referendum and is interested in country’s stability. It was reported by Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, after discussion on Turkey during informal meeting of Foreign Ministers of the EU and candidate countries, according to Ria News.

"Firstly, we respect and recognize sovereign right of any country, including Turkey, determine her system of governance, as Turkey did during the referendum on constitutional changes. We respect the results of the referendum, while acknowledging that appeals are being lodged or planned," Mogherini noted.

At the same time, according to her, EU "expects that changes to the constitution will first of all be made on the recommendations of Venice Commission (The Council of Europe) and observations of The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), OSCE, especially when the final report on referendum observation will be published".

"EU is clearly interested in stable, secure, economically successful and democratic Turkey, which is a significant partner and meaningful player on a number of issues. We are not willing and never were to do anything to harm Turkey or Turkish people," EU diplomat said.

Earlier it was reported that as a result of the referendum, which is called the turning point in the history of the country, Turkey will turn from parliamentary to a presidential republic. The 'Yes' camp won 51.41 percent in Sunday's vote, in a narrower than expected victory, according to complete results released by election authorities.

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