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Turkey: Erdogan is ‘walking on European territory’ says MEP

Turkey’s minister of foreign affairs, Melvut Cavusoglu, urged the bloc to take a more positive approach and said the EU has “excessively politicised” the negotiations between Ankara and Brussels.

Mr Cavusoglu reiterated Turkey’s desire to join the EU ahead of a meeting with his Spanish counterpart Arancha Gonzalz Laya yesterday.

However, MEPs have lashed out at the idea of Turkey joining the EU.

Italian MEP Stefania Zambelli tweeted: “No Erdogan.

“Turkey is once again attempting to land in Europe, with new institutional meetings at the highest levels on the horizon.

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Turkey President Tayyip ErdoganTurkey President Tayyip Erdogan (Image: Getty)

Turkey’s minister of foreign affairs, Melvut CavusogluTurkey’s minister of foreign affairs, Melvut Cavusoglu (Image: Getty)

“We have always said it: No to Turkey in Europe!”

Helene Laporte, MEP for France, simply tweeted: “No.”

This comes after Mr Cavusoglu said EU membership remains a “strategic priority” for Turkey.

In an interview with Euractiv, Mr Cavusoglu said: “EU membership remains a strategic priority for Turkey.

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Helene Laporte, MEP for FranceHelene Laporte, MEP for France (Image: Getty)

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“We want to enhance our relations with the EU in line with our membership perspective.

“As president Erdogan recently underlined, we want to build our future together with the EU.

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“When the question is asked in the right way, about 80 percent of Turks believe that EU membership is useful for Turkey and

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