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EU Parliament votes to urge halt to Turkey EU membership talks

PHILIP BLENKINSOP

TAGS: Politics, EU

European Union lawmakers called on Thursday for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Turkey because of Ankara's “disproportionate” reaction to July's failed coup, although EU governments are unlikely to take heed.

Members of the European Parliament voted solidly in favor of a non-binding motion urging the European Commission and national governments to freeze ongoing negotiations.

[Reuters]

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