June 24, 2016 / 7:49 PM / 3 years ago

Turkey's Erdogan says EU to face more exits if continues on same path

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan chairs a cabinet meeting in Ankara, Turkey, June 20, 2016. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday the European Union would inevitably face more countries leaving the bloc in the short term if it continues on the same path.

In a speech made after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Erdogan said the bloc was delaying Ankara’s efforts to join due to Islamophobia.

Writing by Daren Butler

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