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The Former European Commissioner for Enlargement Günter Verheugen was a guest on the German political talk show "Anne Will", during which he criticized Europe's stance against Turkey. reports on the TV show, which aired on German state broadcaster ARD on March 5, Verheugen pointed out that Turkey was promised EU accession and that this promise has not been kept for 60 years.

"Last year, an agreement with Turkey was signed, which intended to accelerate EU accession negotiations. In return, Turkey is doing the dirty work for us and keeps refugees out of Germany and Europe, "Verheugen said.

"Our policy towards Turkey is dishonest. They have a decade-long promise, but all they hear is 'we don't want you' from France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. Then we wonder why Turkey's reaction is like it is now," he added.

The German Minister of Justice Heiko Maas, left-wing delegate Sevim Dağdelen and fugitive journalist Can Dündar were also guests on the show, and they harshly criticized Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Dağdelen asked Maas for a general ban on Turkish politicians in Germany by giving the decisions of the Netherlands and Austria as examples.

2017.03.14 / 21:44
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