Kurtz: Suspension of EU accession negotiations with Turkey

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Austrian Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz reiterated his firm demand for an end to the European Union accession talks with Turkey, ahead of today's meeting in Sofia with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

"I am in favor of 'co-operation with Turkey', but against its accession," said Sebastian Kurtz, while calling for a review of EU funds to Ankara, an issue he said he would also discuss with the Bulgarian prime minister. holds the EU Presidency this semester, which will be followed by Austria on 1 July.

According to the Austrian Chancellor, there are fundamentally different positions in the EU regarding Turkey, but he has the impression that, especially after the events of last year, many have reconsidered or even changed their minds.