Turkey to face major setback from European Union

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Turkey to face major setback from European Union

BRUSSELS : European Union is all set to shock Turkey as it intends to cancel the Turkish-EU membership talks.

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The leaders of the European Parliament's two largest groups called on Tuesday for the European Union to halt membership talks with Turkey because of its post-coup purges.

"Our message to Turkey is very clear: accession negotiations should be frozen immediately," said Manfred Weber, the head of the largest faction in the European Parliament, the center-right European People's Party.

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He was echoed by Gianni Pitella, the leader of the socialist group, the parliament's second biggest: "We want to freeze the accession talks."