European Parliament votes to freeze EU membership talks with Turkey

(VOVworld) - The majority of lawmakers in the European Parliament on Thursday voted to halt membership talks with Turkey because of Ankara's post-coup crackdown on the opposition.
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Members of the European Parliament called on the European Commission and on EU member states to place a temporary freeze on the on-going accession negotiations with Turkey. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan immediately protested the vote.

Austria and Luxembourg have supported halting the negotiations , but Germany, France, and several other EU countries are worried Turkey will stop cooperating with the EU on migrants, as the refugee crisis grows increasingly complicated.

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