MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the envoy, the conditions for the EU joining are not the most favorable at the moment, but that can quickly change.
"Turkish government expects the country to join the EU by 2023. Turkish democracy will be celebrating 100 years that year. European membership would have been a crown jewel for my country," Selim told Die Welt newspaper in an interview.
Earlier in August, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern called for the European Union to discuss quitting accession talks with Turkey while some German lawmakers suggested freezing Erdogan's accounts in EU banks in light of his brutal response to a recent coup attempt.