The European Union must accept the consequences if she decides to stop the membership negotiations with Turkey, says a spokesman for the Turkish president Erdogan. ,, If they fall back on such measures, they will have to live with the consequences, '' Ibrahim Kalin said in a television interview.
The remarks follow comments from Brussels that Turkey must roll back human rights violations after the coup attempt, or else run the risk that the negotiations come to a halt.
The ,, serious setback '' occurred in the area of the independence of the judiciary, freedom of expression and other fundamental freedoms. There are also reports of enstige human rights violations, including torture of prisoners, said EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn (Extension).
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