Türkiye condemns the 2022 European Parliament Report on Türkiye of a recommendation nature, which was adopted on September 13, the Turkish Foreign Ministry stated in a statement, APA's Istanbul correspondent reports.
Noted that the report is comprised of baseless allegations and biases, relying on disinformation spread by anti-Türkiye circles. It is stated, "This report runs counter to both our country's relations with the European Parliament and the European Union's (EU) grounded approach towards the future. Unfortunately, it also reveals how the members of the European Parliament are hostage to daily populist politics, and how distant they are from developing a coherent strategic approach towards the EU and our region."
Additionally, it is emphasized that at such a critical juncture, when an opportunity for revitalizing Türkiye-EU relations has emerged, bringing up alternative approaches instead of discussions regarding Türkiye's EU membership in the European Parliament is unfounded. Türkiye's goal in the upcoming period is to conclude the dialogue on visa liberalization between the parties by renewing the Customs Union agreement with the EU in a timely manner: "We believe that our country has the potential to transform the EU into a global force in the face of all current challenges, especially in areas of security, energy, climate change, migration, and economic difficulties. After the 2024 European Parliament elections, we hope that the newly formed Parliament will act with an unbiased, rational, and constructive perspective."