Turkey has become the worlds largest jail for journalists say @IFJGlobal. Distressing new clampdowns @cumhuriyetgzt. The EU must condemn.— Guy Verhofstadt (@GuyVerhofstadt) 1 november 2016
Turkey Questioning the Lausanne Treaty is 'Dangerous and outrageous' Guy Verhofstadt says. (Famagusta).
Guy Verhofstadt, President of the Alliance of Liberals&Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament, said on Monday Turkish President Reccep Tayipp Erdogan`s dispute of the Lausanne Treaty is "dangerous and outrageous.".
Speaking to an economist conference, Verhofstadt also expressed support to Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades` efforts for a settlement to the Cyprus problem,
"This negotiation comes at a time when Turkish PM started to claim one after the other the Greek islands and started to dispute the treaty of Lausanne,” the prominent MEP and former Primer Minister of Belgium said.
"It is dangerous not to say outrageous to put that treaty into question after one hundred years”, he went on to say.
Furthermore, Verhofstadt praised Cyprus` good progress achieved since the 2013 financial crisis but added "I wish could say the same for Europe.”
He spoke for an EU facing "multiple crises,” such as the refugees and migration crisis, terrorist attacks, Brexit, as well as the ongoing economic difficulties continue eight years after the financial crisis.