“This is a truly historic moment for Britain. The marriage that lasted for 43 years is now over. Brexit will have a clear impact on the the negotiating process now going on between Turkey and the EU. What we see happening now is a marginalization of European politics, radicalization of liberal and conservative forces there. The migrant crisis and rising xenophobia are also a factor here,” Öztürk Yılmaz said.
He added that the Britain’s exit would further undermine Turkey’s bid to join the EU as Brexit is putting on hold Ankara’s hopes to join the 28-nation bloc on hold.
“As a whole, the consequences of Thursday’s vote in Britain will be felt both in the UK, the EU and just about everywhere else in the world. Because from now on we’ll be dealing with Britain acting outside the EU framework,” he said in conclusion.