Turkey accuses EU of hypocrisy

Turkish Minister for Economy Zafer Caglayan called the European Union the most hypocritical organization of all time for making Turkey wait 50 years to be granted membership, Interfax reports.

The minister said that he laughed when the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Ankara started talks on joining the EU in 2005. French President Nicolas Sarkozy was the main obstacle on the path of Turkey to join the EU. The president said that a Muslim state could not become part of Europe and offered Turkey to become a special partner. Turkey declined the proposal.

Adapted from Vestnik Kavkaza