EU reduces financial aid to Turkey

The European Union is readying to cease 75% of the financial aid it provides to Turkey due to its drillings east of the Mediterranean Sea as well as its military intervention in Syria.

The German media group Funke Mediengruppe said it had seen a message that the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Joseph Burrell, sent to the European Parliament.

According to the message, the European Union has made a decision to cut 75 percent of the EU's aid to Turkey in the framework of EU accession negotiations.

The European Union aid to Turkey will be limited to 168 million euros, of which 150 million euros will be devoted to developing democracy and the rule of law in the country, while the remainder will be spent on improving rural areas.

The move comes after the European Union cut Turkey's aid of 85 million euros from the 2020 budget, due to what he described as "violations of human rights."


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