Austria election victor calls for end to Turkey's EU entry talks

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 9:38 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Austria's likely next chancellor said on Thursday that EU membership talks with Turkey must be stopped.

Sebastian Kurz, whose conservative OVP party won the most votes in Sunday's parliamentary election, said after a meeting with German Manfred Weber, the head of the centre-right grouping in the European Parliament, that Turkey was not meeting the criteria for accession.

"So entry negotiations with Turkey must be broken off," Kurz said in a tweet.

(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop)