Erdogan: EU blocks Turkey due to Islamophobia, warns on bloc's future

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Europe is employing a double standard towards his country and blocking its entry to the European Union because of "Islamophobia."

He further warned that the European Union could face further troubles and splits "if it continues on this path," saying at an iftar dinner in Istanbul that the bloc suffered from inconsistencies in its policies.

Turkey has been seeking to join the EU for years but has been little progress on accession. Erdogan has recently insisted Europe is a partner but has also been highly critical of the bloc.

Last update: Sat, 25/06/2016 - 02:05

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