Erdogan: EU to face more exits if continues on same path

Erdogan: EU to face more exits if continues on same path

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday the European Union would inevitably face more countries leaving the bloc in the short term if it continues on the same path.

In a speech made after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Erdogan said the bloc was delaying Ankara's efforts to join due to Islamophobia. "The practice currently against Turkey is Islamophobia, that is why they are delaying taking us in," Erdogan said.

He added that the UK’s exit from the bloc following the referendum has roots in the union’s double standards.

"If the European Union deepens its inconsistencies and continues on its path, in a short time it will be inevitable for it to face new exits," Press TV cited Erdogan as saying.

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