After the 1st of October’s bombing attack in Türkiye, President Erdogan spoke before the Parliament and declared his irritation towards the European Union.
The Turkish president stated that the EU has made Türkiye “waits at its door for 40 years,” and added that Türkiye was no longer excepting a late EU decision.
Erdogan also claimed, “we have kept all the promises we made to the EU, but they kept almost none of theirs”. He added that Türkiye will not be accepting any new requirements or conditions from the EU.
This speech came in response to a recent claim of violation from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) after Türkiye condemned a man for using the encrypted messaging ByLock, considered by Ankara as a tool of the armed terrorist organization responsible for the 2016 coup attempt.
The ECHR considers this act as a ‘violation of the right to a fair trial, to no punishment without law and to freedom of association’, Erdogan however said “Turkey will not step back in its fight against this gang of traitors. It will not allow any return to the past.”