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Poland in favour of Turkey joining EU: Polish president

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Paweł Kononczuk 17.10.2017 14:34
Poland is in favour of Turkey joining the European Union, President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday after talks with his Turkish counterpart in Warsaw.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan trifft sich mit Andrzej Duda in Warschau. Recep Tayyip Erdogan trifft sich mit Andrzej Duda in Warschau. PAP/Bartłomiej Zborowski

"I hope that the paths of Turkey and the EU will continue in the same direction, and that the result of this... will eventually be Turkey’s membership, full membership, of the European Union," Duda said after meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Duda added that Erdogan’s one-day trip to Warsaw was “an important visit, related to political cooperation between Poland and Turkey, also related to a huge degree to economic cooperation between Poland and Turkey."

"We talked about both military cooperation and cultural cooperation," Duda said.

The Polish president added that his “very frank” talks with Erdogan touched on the situation in Turkey "after the tragic, dramatic events, after the coup attempt, in Turkey last year."

Later on Tuesday, Erdogan had been expected to meet Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło, but the talks were called off, private television channel TVN24 reported. The broadcaster said the reasons for cancelling the meeting were unknown.

A Polish-Turkish business forum was being held in Warsaw to accompany Erdogan's visit.


Source: IAR/PAP

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