The European Union may consider unfreezing accession talks with Turkey should the country lift its state of emergency decrees.
Christian Berger, the EU’s ambassador to Turkey, said removing the state of emergency would be seen as a “very symbolic” gesture.
Turkey’s state of emergency has led to mass arrests, arbitrary sackings, and allegations of torture since the failed coup in 2016. Last month, it was extended for the seventh time.
CHP EU Representation