Ankara will wait for results of negotiations on Turkey’s entry into the European Union until the end of 2016, and in case of no result, Turkey will put the issue of its EU accession for referendum, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Erdogan noted that the referendum on Turkey’s entry into the EU will be held in 2017.
Earlier, he noted that the EU is repelling Ankara from itself by prolonging the process of Turkey’s accession.
“If the EU is not willing to accept Turkey into its ranks, then this should be declared openly,” said Erdogan.
Ankara applied for the EU membership in 1987, but negotiations on its accession began only in 2005.