Erdogan: “Turkey deserves to be a full EU member”

Daily Sabah: Addressing reporters in Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, Erdoğan said that EU membership is still a strategic goal for Turkey and the government aims to continue the accession talks before heading to Bulgaria for talks with European Union President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. He noted that Turkey will convey its position to EU officials during the summit that obstacles in front of membership to the bloc should be lifted. “We will absolutely not allow some circles — whose intentions and goals we know inside and out — to block Turkey from being a respectable, equal and deserving full EU member.”