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Turkey furious with George Osborne saying they won't join the EU

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BritBrit Fri 10-Jun-16 16:29:47

Turkey is furious with George Osborne for saying they will not join the EU. Calling it scandalous, calling him arrogant & the Turkish media say they will join the EU. The Turkish foreign minister also said their goal is membership and is already taking steps to join

This is in light of the fact the UK is paying £1.2 billion to help Turkey & other nations join the EU

Winterbiscuit Fri 10-Jun-16 23:58:09

Doesn't surprise me!

Limer Sat 11-Jun-16 19:26:43

Turkey knows it holds a very strong hand with regard to negotiating entry to the EU. Turkey can make the EU's life very awkward if it lifts the restrictions on migrants wanting to make the journey to Europe from its shores.

A4Document Sun 12-Jun-16 21:39:26

Revealed: The bizarre £240million 'Egg in a Cage' where EU leaders will hold their summits from next year

The European Council's new Europa building has spaces ready for future member states.

"Around the edge of the summit room are 32 interpretation booths – one for each of the EU’s 24 languages with extras to spare ready for if countries such as Turkey are welcomed as member states."

"The lavish headquarters, which has drawn criticism for simply duplicating summit rooms in the European Council’s existing building next door, has been contentious since its design was first revealed in a £100,000 glossy brochure presented to EU leaders during a summit in 2011 about the Greek debt crisis."

"A furious Mr Cameron dismissed the structure as a ‘gilded cage’ and attacked the extravagant spending just as member states were being forced to make cuts, but was unable to get its construction cancelled."

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