MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “The federal government must finally give up its cuddling course with Erdogan and its blockade against a more critical approach by the European Union to Turkey,” explains Andrej Hunko, deputy chairman and European policy spokesman for the DIE LINKE parliamentary group in the Bundestag, on the occasion of the special meeting that begins today of the European Council. Hunko continues: “Be it the incitement of a war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the provocations against Greece and Cyprus or the forced persecution of opposition members and Kurds: Erdogan is relying on escalation. The EU must unequivocally condemn Turkey’s actions; it is long overdue to impose an EU-wide arms embargo on Turkey and to end its privileged partnership with Erdogan. Although the Turkish autocrat is fiery in every corner, he has so far been rewarded with arms deliveries and EU financial aid. That must have an end. The special summit would be the right place to start a common EU policy towards Turkey’s escalation policy – as some EU states want. “
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