Turkey: The European Union is ignoring our efforts to end the war in Ukraine

Today, Wednesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed its rejection of the recent statements by the European Union on the Eastern Mediterranean region and the Cyprus issue.

The “Trt” channel quoted the Farnesina denouncing what it considers “claims” of the European Union against Turkey in democracy, rule of law and human rights.

“ignoring our efforts”

The foreign ministry said the EU had “ignored” Turkish diplomatic efforts to end the war in Ukraine.

Yesterday, Tuesday, the Council of the European Union expressed concern about “the growing decline in the areas of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights” in Turkey.

The statement called on Turkey to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all EU members.

Relations with Russia

In recent days, the European Union has also expressed its concern over Turkey’s maintenance of a close partnership with Russia despite the war in Ukraine and harsh Western sanctions against Moscow.

Josep Borrell, European Union Foreign Policy Coordinator, said, in a letter to the European Parliament, that the deepening of economic relations between Turkey and Russia is a “major concern”, as reported by the German group “Funk Media”, in date Sunday (December 11, 2022).

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