Turkish President Erdogan appears to be ill, but it is unclear how seriously he is. Turkish media reported that he canceled his appointments due to illness. There was already speculation about Erdogan’s health in April.
Turkish media reported that Erdogan canceled his appointments due to illness. Details unknown. The latest speculation about Erdogan’s health occurred at the end of April when he was forced to cancel a television interview.
Among the appointments now apparently cancelled is tomorrow’s meeting of Heads of State and Government of the European Political Group (EPG) in Granada, Spain. The EPG aims to strengthen political cooperation for the benefit of Europe as a whole. The community is open to all European countries that share the values of the European Union. However, these meetings should not revolve around the issue of Turkey’s future membership in the European Union.
Talks on joining the European Union have been stalled for years
Before the NATO summit in July, Erdogan conditioned his country’s approval of Sweden’s NATO membership on the resumption of talks on Turkey’s accession to the European Union. They’ve been procrastinating for years.
Last Sunday, he attacked the European Union in a speech, describing visa requirements for Turks as sanctions in disguise. If the visa requirement is not abolished, the EU should not have any expectations from Turkey.
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