European Parliament Canceled €70 million Sponsorship Allocated for Turkey

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The European Parliament blocked €70 million ($36 million) allocated to Turkey. These funds would have been spent to help Turkey with reforms needed for the country to enter the European Union.

The decision was approved by the budget committee of the European Parliament.

The reason for the refusal was the absence of progress in the state’s legislation, human rights, and media freedoms.

The proposed €70 million is instead proposed to be redistributed and spent on the implementation of EU measures to help overcome the migration crisis, in particular in the Central Mediterranean region.