EU accession continues to be Turkey's strategic priority, says Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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# 13 January 2022 16:16 (UTC +04:00)

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey's EU accession continues to be Ankara's priority as he called on the bloc to take a more courageous stance on efforts to improve bilateral ties, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

Speaking to ambassadors of the bloc in the capital Ankara on Thursday, Erdoğan said he has personally witnessed the attempts to block Turkey's bid to join the EU.

"Turkey, which is geographically and historically a part of Europe, is committed to its target of becoming a member," the president said, adding that accession is a priority for Ankara, despite all the "injustices."

Erdoğan noted that Turkey continues to exert efforts and added that he hopes the bloc rids itself of what he called "strategic blindness" and acts more courageously on developing relations with Ankara.