AFTER BREXIT, TURKEY MAY HAVE ZERO CHANCES OF JOINING EU
“The withdrawal of such a major country as the UK from the EU will negatively affect the union’s strength,” said the expert. “This will reduce the US influence in Europe.”
Cinar noted that due to a number of bureaucratic reasons, the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU can take around two years.
The biggest risk for Ankara is the situation when the possibility of Turkey’s accession to the EU will be considered as the reason for Brexit, according to the expert.
“This can strengthen the negative attitude of France, Germany and the Netherlands towards Turkey’s accession to the EU and then the EU will make every effort to prevent the country’s accession.” he added.
The expert believes that after the Brexit, Europe can abandon its enlargement policy and as a result, Turkey will be left with a zero chance to join the EU.
Britons held a referendum June 23 on whether the UK should to stay in the European Union, or leave it. The voting results indicate that the campaign to leave the EU, known as the Brexit, has won with 51.9 percent of the votes.
In the wake of the Brexit’s victory, David Cameron has said he will step down as the UK prime minister.
This interview is retrieved from: http://en.trend.az/world/turkey/2549974.html