September 8, 2017 / 11:18 AM / 16 days ago

Turkey says freezing and restarting EU accession talks not acceptable

ANKARA (Reuters) - The European Union has a stop-start approach towards Turkey’s accession talks which Ankara cannot accept, Turkish European Union Affairs Minister Omer Celik said on Friday.

“This approach of ‘I froze talks, now I restarted them’ is not acceptable for us,” Celik said after meeting EU foreign ministers in the Estonian capital Talinn.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Dominic Evans

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