EU making "serious mistakes" over failed Turkish coup - Turkish minister

by Reuters
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 08:24 GMT

ANKARA, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The EU is making serious mistakes in its response to Turkey's failed coup and if the West "loses" Turkey it will be because of its own mistakes, not Ankara's good ties with Russia, China or the Islamic world, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

In an interview with the state-run Anadolu agency, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey's rapprochement with Russia was not meant as a message to the West. He said support for EU membership in Turkey had fallen because of the bloc's sympathetic attitude towards those who carried out the July 15 coup attempt. (Reporting by Ece Toksabay and David Dolan; Writing by Nick Tattersall; editing by Patrick Markey)

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