Commission: As EU candidate, Turkey must align with EU foreign policy

Turkey must consider that its bid to join the European Union requires it to adhere to EU foreign policy, the bloc's executive Commission said on Thursday, again rejecting Ankara's military operation in northern Syria.

"Joining the European Union requires all candidates to align themselves with the European Union foreign policy ... in that context if Turkey is serious about its ambitions [to join the bloc], that is the path it must follow," a Commission spokeswoman told a news briefing.

Turkey is an EU candidate country. [Reuters]

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