"It wouldn't matter if all of you approved the vote", he said at a women's congress in Istanbul. Turkey agreed a migrant deal with the other European leaders, a move which was said to have aided the country´s entry into the bloc.
In March, a two-part agreement was reached to cut the flow of migrants: Turkey would stem the flow of migrants traveling by sea to Greece in exchange for incentives including fast-tracked membership talks, billions of euros in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey and visa-free travel for Turkish citizens.
The vote is non-binding, but represents a dramatic ahead of a crucial meeting of European Union ministers next month. This news story is related to Latest/167609-EU-should-not-freeze-accession-talks-with-Turkey-Germany-says/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne.
However, Federica Mogherini, the head of European diplomacy, said that a freeze on the accession talks would be a lost opportunity.
Without Turkey's help, Europe will be flooded by the migrant wave, while the freezing of negotiations with the European Union will harm Europe more than it would Ankara, stated to Turkish media Turkish PM Binali Yıldırım.
According to the resolution, the European Parliament is concerned about the measures taken in Turkey as part of the emergency situation in the country.
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Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, a hardliner on Turkey, said Europe should strengthen its own borders after Erdogan's comments and "must not give into blackmail". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country stayed true to "European values" but has seen little "concrete support from Western friends". Much of the West has been critical of Turkey's mass crackdown in the months since the rebellion, purging the military and civilian government institutions of thousands of individuals thought to be loyal to the coup's alleged mastermind, preacher Fethullah Gulen, who now lives in the United States.
"Where there are difficulties, we need to resolve them". "You have to freeze the accession talks for the moment".
President Erdoğan also said during his speech that the controversial legislative proposal to grant clemency to thousands of men now jailed for marriages with underage girls was not prepared carefully and was thus left open to exploitation.
But the response to the coup has made European nations less keen to negotiate with Turkey, while visa liberalisation has hit a hurdle over Turkey's reluctance to change its anti-terror laws.
The Turkish government has long accused Europe of providing a safe haven to the Kurdistan Workers' party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state and is deemed a terrorist group by the EU.