Skip to comments.EU cuts pre-accession aid to Turkey by 75%
Posted on 01/18/2020 7:03:55 AM PST by Texas Fossil
In a letter seen by German media, the EU has unveiled cuts in aid to Turkey over illegal gas drilling off Cyprus' coast and military operations in Syria. But Brussels stopped short of ending democracy promotion projects.
The EU has cut pre-accession aid to Turkey by 75%, according to a letter sent to the European Parliament by EU foreign affairs commissioner Josep Borrell and seen by the Essen-based Funke Mediengruppe.
Turkey will now only receive 168 million ($186 million) of which 150 million will be spent on strengthening democracy and rule of law. The rest is earmarked for rural development.
Borrell justified the cut by saying it was in response to Turkey's decision to stage a military operation in northeastern Syria and conduct unauthorized gas drilling off the coast of Cyprus.
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This should not surprise anyone who is familiar with Turkey under Erdogan.
Israel Intelligence has recently put out warnings concerning Turkey in their latest assessment.
Turkey is actively trying to take over Libya and is staging troops (Mercs) to go to Libya from within occupied territory inside Syria.
Turkey is actively practicing ethnic cleansing in invaded portions of N. Syria.
Turkey announces it will build 'settlements' in occupied Syria
obama’s pal Erdogan is creating a lot of long-term problems.
Not sure the funds to ‘promote democracy’ in Turkey were being spent properly.
The Europeans will have to find another way to appease Istanbul’s Il Duce.
Will Russia step in to help Turkey?
With Brexit happening in two weeks, the EU has to cut their budget in a hurry.
The UK paid 20% of their revenue.
Now close your borders tight, because Turkey ALREADY threatened a million man invasion of your state.
On 2 occasions I felt directly threatened by People from Turkey here in the US.
I know exactly what Turkey is and has been.
Yep, Oboz’s noisy threatening criminal buddy.
Appeasement won’t work. It never has with Turkey, even before Erdoo.
They only understand force.
The EU has thought that being dependent upon oil delivered by Turkey was better than oil delivered by Russia. Germany and Russia have been enemies forever.
The EU has made some very bad calculations about their strategic partners. Socialist always deny reality.
I nearly LOL’d when I read the article.
Like the EU is really going to be able to control where the funds go.
Vain politicians, they are, for sure.
Good! Cut off this Mini Sultan—kick them out of NATO too. We do not need them. Lets see if they like working with Putin.
The Turks should shun the EU version of democracy, where socialism, degenderization, and global warming dogma are locked-in by the ruling elites.
Turks under Erdoo live in the Ottoman Empire in their minds.
He thinks he is the new Sultan.
He is an expansionist dictator who embraces Fascism and defies the rule of law..
Hardly ‘in a hurry’. The EU has had contingency budgets for every conceivable Brexit outcome for the last three years.
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