Martin Schulz warns Turkey: “Don’t link refugees crisis with EU access”

It needs to be clear that the accession path and the refugee issue need to be dealt with separately. Accession must continue to be a merit-based process. In this sense whether we look at the rule of law, the separation of powers, the freedom of the press, respect for Turkish institutions, the thorny issues must not be avoided.” says President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz. (EP Press Release)