GETTY The EU is to extend membership talks with Turkey next week
Less than 48 hours beforehand Thursday’s historic EU referendum, it emerged EU members will meet with Ankara on June 30 to deliberate over a host of affairs including finance and budget.
It comes after the 28-nation bloc guaranteed to speed up Turkey’s membership talks as rt of a controversial agreement to tools the migrant crisis.
David Cameron was accused of “lying” last shades of night after Brussels sources indicated that talks about Turkey marrying the EU will reopen next week.
Diplomatic insiders said a “new chapter” in treaties on Turkish membership of the bloc is due to start in Brussels once Britain’s EU referendum is st.
Throughout the cam ign for today’s EU referendum, the Prime Minister has attempted to throw out fears that millions of Turkish citizens could soon get untenanted movement rights to live anywhere in the bloc.
He repeated his remarks yesterday, claiming Turkey was unbecoming to be admitted into the EU within the next thousand years.
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In an inteview on LBC Radio on the eve of the crunch attest to, Mr Cameron said: “The issue simply isn’t going to arise. As I have rephrased, this is the reddest of red herrings.
“At the current rate of progress, Turkey could ready to join in about the year 3000.
“You have to open and close 35 chapters of transaction. They’ve opened and closed one.
“People who want us to leave want to venture this is about to happen any time soon. It isn’t.
“This is something that could be the cause in decades to come. And so I don’t want to give it any credence because there is no credence for it.”
But an EU thoughtful source undermined his claim, saying the EU will open new membership talks with Turkey as aimed in a few days.
The source said officials from EU nations will rally Turkish counter rts next Thursday to open a new negotiating chapter.
The current announcement will fuel fears EU officials are trying to keep any visa conduct oneself treat with Turkey secret until after the historic referendum.
Turkey’s membership of the bloc has been a hot text of the Brexit debate as critics press Mr Cameron on whether he would use Britain’s open to veto their entry or not.
GETTY David Cameron said Turkish membership of the EU wouldn’t come about in decades
I don’t think it’s going to happen for decades, so as far as I’m concerned the question doesn’t stand up
Brexit supporters have said the UK faces the tourist of millions of Turks if it chose to stay in the EU.
However, the Prime Minister asserted there is no prospect of Turkey becoming a member anytime soon.
His annotations came after audience member Michael Tindale asked Mr Cameron if he would “rejection the accession of Turkey into the EU”.
The Prime Minister, who has been a long-time champion of Turkey joining the union, brushed off concerns, replying: “I don’t think it’s succeeding to happen for decades, so as far as I’m concerned the question doesn’t arise.”
Turkey has been speaking for membership for more than a decade.
The EU promised to allow Turks visa-free tour for stays lasting up to three months to the bloc’s Schengen area, of which the UK is not a fellow.
Former Tory Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith angrily accused Mr Cameron of undertaking to mislead voters.
“David Cameron has repeatedly claimed that Turkey is not common to join the EU despite it being government policy,” said Mr Duncan Smith.
“Now the Turkish authority has confirmed that he is the ‘chief supporter’ of their bid to join the EU.
“I’m afraid there is no conclusion you can use from this, except that David Cameron is colluding with the EU and dishonesty to the British people.
“Families are suffering the consequences of uncontrolled migration – a unreserved result of the EU’s obsession with freedom of movement.”
GETTY Turkey and the EU clothed been in talks since 2005
Ukip leader Nigel Farage asserted: “With net migration already at record high levels it is clear if we Cadaver inside EU that numbers will only get higher as the likes of Turkey throw ones lot in with the EU.
“The only way we can control migration and bring down numbers to sensible prones will be if we Leave the European Union.
“We must seize this favourable opportunity.”
Leave cam igners have warned that Turkey’s overwhelmingly Muslim natives of nearly 80million could all get the right to live anywhere in the EU including Britain if the native land is admitted to the bloc.
It comes as Turkey’s foreign minister waded into the careful thought head first saying Britain must stay in the bloc “subsumed under any circumstances”.
In a bizarre outburst yesterday, a senior adviser to the Turkish president averred Turks would not “flood” to Britain to eat “chocolate”.
Ilnur Cevik, who is close up to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, criticised both David Cameron for “winsome us for a ride” by indicating he supported the country joining the EU and the Leave cam ign for using the antici tion as “an alibi” for Brexit.
He said Turkey was “deeply hurting” now that the Prime Diplomat has indicated he is unlikely to support its EU membership after Brexit cam igners employed the potential accession to warn that it could open Britain’s edges to millions of Turks.
But responding to the Leave cam ign’s claims that could dismal more Turkish criminals in the UK, Mr Cevik told BBC Two’s Newsnight: “Firstly, the offence rate is not high.
“Secondly, there’s no extraordinary situation in this state that we would export anything to Britain.
“But besides that, who’s contemporary to come to Britain? Why should we be flooding Britain? There’s no reason.
“Whatever lives in Britain also exists in Turkey.
“We are not going to go over there unprejudiced because you produce Cadbury chocolates and Maltesers, for God’s sake.”
On the Brexit crusade, he said: “They should not use us as an alibi, they should not use us as a pretext, they should in point of fact deal with the nitty-gritty of why they should be leaving.”
Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey “desires Britain to discontinuation in the EU under any circumstances.
He added: “Britain’s exit would certainly oblige a negative im ct.”
Mr Cameron has previously been a strong supporter of Ankara’s strains to join the EU.
Just two years ago, Mr Cameron himself, said: “In terms of Turkish membership of the EU, I Dialect right much support that.”
And in 2010 the Prime Minister urged France and Germany not to seclude them “out of the club” in 2010.
Turkey applied for membership in 1987 and began accession talks with Brussels in 2005.
For Turkey to moderate it will have to fulfil the criteria set out in the accession treaty between Turkey and the European Commission.
The accession deal sets conditions Turkey must meet before member constitutions vote to decided on its entry.
All 28 member states must approve unanimously.
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