At a press conference during his visit to Djibouti, the Turkish President gave a speech on his opposition to terrorism and mass deaths of Muslims in regional conflicts and civil wars. He announced that Turkey will never tolerate terrorists, who may represent different religions. After this, he sharply changed his rhetoric, focusing on the relations between Turkey and the European Union, according to the publication.
"Turkey is included in NATO, OECD… And why don't you admit it into the EU? Then, the problem is elsewhere," Erdogan said. "Turkey is a strong country now and it will not come to the EU's door to beg [for membership]."
President Erdogan also underscored that if Turkey is not allowed to join the EU, it will follow a different path.