Spanish FM: Türkiye is part of the European family


Dunya – “Spain, the current European Union president, believes that Türkiye belongs to the 27-country bloc”, said Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, whose country holds the EU presidency through this June, in a Sunday interview with Germany's Welt am Sonntag.


Moratinos commented on the advantages that Türkiye’s membership would add to the EU and said, "There may be different opinions between EU member states over Türkiye’s membership, but all have agreed to wait and watch the negotiations." Spain hopes to open accession talks with Ankara in four new policy areas.


"Türkiye is part of the European family. It is better to have Türkiye inside the EU than to leave it outside", said Moratinos. He added that the EU considers Türkiye as a partner of great strategic importance.