Turkey is ready to take its deserved place in EU and resolve Brexit, says Erdogan, vowing better relations with neighbors in 2021

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Turkey is ready to take its deserved place in the European Union (EU), the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, adding that its accession could cure the uncertainties the bloc is experiencing in the wake of the UK’s departure.

According to details, the Turkish President has made these remarks on Tuesday.

The President told Ankara-based Euopean ambassadors that Turkey is ready to set a positive agenda and reduce tension between Ankara and Brussels.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan further stated that in terms of the future of the union, the acceptance of our full membership to the EU will be an ontological choice. He said that Brexit can only be resolved by Turkey taking its deserved place in the European family.

He insisted Turkey is in favor of peace in the Mediterranean. He emphasized that Ankara had not been out of line in 2020.

“We are not asking for something that is not our right to the Eastern Mediterranean. Our nation has the existing hydrocarbon resources in the region and our nation is trying to protect legitimate interests. We object to attempts to confine us to the coasts of our country on maximalist maps that have no validity,” the Turkish President added.

According to Russia Today, the EU imposed sanctions in 2020 on several Turkish officials and entities allegedly involved in gas drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean amid Ankara’s disputes with Cyprus and Greece. Despite threatening rhetoric from EU leaders, Brussels elected to postpone a decision on trade tariffs or an arms embargo until March.