EU Delays Turkish Membership Talks

Punishment for treatment of protesters


The European Union has delayed a decision over continuing membership talks with Turkey until October as a punishment for the country's crackdown on protesters.

Turkey's EU entry talks have been stalled for three years and will only begin again if all 27 member countries agree to proceed in four months, with each country wielding a veto.

Any future decision on membership negotiations between Turkey and the EU will also be conditional on the country getting a clean bill of health in European Commission on its fitness to join Europe's club.