Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told the European Parliament to know its “limits” on Nov. 26, which came after a non-binding motion passed last week in the European Parliament that urged a freeze in the European Union’s accession talks with Turkey.
“Saying ‘don’t fight terrorism’ to a country who fights against terror every day is to tell them to put up the shutters. Are you inviting terrorist groups?” he said.
Adopted on Thursday by 479 votes in favor, 37 against, and 107 abstentions, the European Parliament’s motion decided for “the [European] Commission and the member states to initiate a temporary freeze of the ongoing accession negotiations with Turkey.”
In the motion, members of the European Parliament strongly condemned the “disproportionate repressive measures” taken by the Turkish government since the July 15 failed coup attempt and said it “violates basic rights and freedoms protected by the Turkish Constitution.”
“The government and parliament can extend the length of the state of emergency. What’s it to you? Does the European Parliament rule this country or the government of Turkey? Know your limits! Those days are over,” Erdoğan said. Turkey is in its second three-month term of its state of emergency that came after the foiled coup attempt and a series of terror attacks.
Islamist dictatorErdoğan said Turkey would continue to “go its way no matter what they say,” in accordance with its centennial independence anniversary ambitions of 2023.