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Motion for a European Parliament resolution on putting a definitive end to the process of Turkey’s accession to the European Union

The European Parliament,

 having regard to Rule 143 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas, on 15 May 2020, the foreign affairs ministers of the European Union (EU) issued a statement condemning Turkey’s decision to carry out drilling for oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean within Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone;

B. whereas this declaration called on Turkey to ‘avoid making threats and taking actions that damage good neighbourly relations’ and to instead ‘respect the international law, including the law of the sea, and in particular the sovereignty of all EU Member States over their territorial sea as well as all their sovereign rights in their maritime zones, including those generated by islands, as well as refrain from violating the sovereignty of EU Member States over their air space’;

C. whereas Turkey has, for several years, pursued a pan-Islamist and Neo-Ottomanist ideological model in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central Asia which openly clashes with European interests;

1. Urges the Council of the European Union to put a definitive end to the process of Turkey’s accession to the European Union;

2. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the European Council and the Commission.


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