Macron suggests ‘partnership’ with EU for Turkey, not membership

FRANCE24: French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that political developments in Turkey were effectively blocking the country’s EU accession bid, suggesting a “partnership” instead of full membership.  “For relations with the European Union, it is clear that recent developments and choices allow no progress in the process,” Macron said. “I’d be lying if I said we could open new chapters,” he said in reference to the accession process.