Erdogan says EU ‘biased’ against Turkey after coup bid
“They are making statements that are contradictory. They are biased, they are prejudiced and will continue to act in this prejudiced manner towards Turkey,” Erdogan told France 24 television in an interview.
Turkey’s longstanding EU bid is hanging in the balance after Erdogan suggested it may reintroduce the death penalty in the wake of the attempted putsch, a move which would instantly disqualify it from EU membership.
Brussels has expressed concern over the imposition of a state of emergency in the wake of the coup bid, which Ankara says is no different to similar measures taken by France last year.
Erdogan complained that Turkey had for decades watched other new members join the EU in waves of enlargement which were far less qualified to join.