PRAGUE (AP) — Turkish prime minister has lashed out at the European Union, saying a further delay in a possible membership in the 27-member bloc is "unforgivable."
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that his country "has been standing in front of the EU gates for 50 years since 1959." The Muslim-majority country has been negotiation for years its possible membership in the EU but has made little progress in its candidacy.
Erdogan said he plans to visit Brussels to discuss the issue but gave no details. He previously said that Turkey might lose interest in becoming an EU member if the country doesn't join the bloc by 2023.