Erdogan: Open new chapter or say goodbye

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Turkey will say goodbye to the EU if it refuses to open new chapters on its accession into the bloc, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “From now on there is no option other than opening the chapters you have not yet opened. If you do not open (them), goodbye, Turkey is not (the EU’s) doorman, ”Erdogan said at a Tuesday ceremony to mark his return to the ruling AK Party. “First you have to handle these chapters and fulfill your promises. Then we will sit at the able and talk. Otherwise, we have nothing left to discuss with you,” he said. Sixteen chapters have been opened out of a total of 35 since accession talks began in October 2005.

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