- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has the look east now focus EU membership seems further away than ever. He mentioned Russia and China in the Sunday edition of the newspaper Hürriyet a perfectly reasonable alternative.
Erdogan made his comments during the flight from Uzbekistan. He said to imagine that Turkey still refer to the joint SCO in Shanghai, where the Russians and Chinese to play a dominant role. In an earlier meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was already discussed.
Erdogan again criticized the reluctance of Europe. ' The EU keeps us all 53 years in suspense. '' He also highlighted yet again the criticism of its crackdown after the failed coup, with picking up or laying off thousands of public servants and extensive persbreidel of hand.