Erdogan to the EU: “We don’t need you, you need us!”

The European Union needs Turkey more than Ankara needs the bloc, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, denouncing a new European Parliament report that was sharply critical of the rule of law in his country. (Al Arabiya)

The European Parliament last week approved its annual progress report on Turkey, a candidate for European Union membership, that criticized Ankara’s record on rights and press freedom in 2015. (Reuters)