MEPs vote to freeze Turkey EU membership talks

The European Parliament has voted to suspend Turkey’s EU membership talks because of the Turkish government’s crackdown since a coup attempt in July, the BBC reports.

The MEPs’ non-binding vote has already been dismissed as “worthless” by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The MEPs asked the European Commission and 28 national governments to impose a “temporary freeze” on the talks.

EU-Turkish ties have soured after years of stop-start negotiations, which are likely to go on, albeit very slowly.

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