PM accuses EU of 'dirty campaign' against Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday accused the European Union of starting a “dirty campaign” against Turkey by criticising the arrests of opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s already stalled membership bid to join the EU has suffered a further blow amid the row with the 28-nation bloc over last weekend’s raids on journalists, scriptwriters and police. With this statement, they started a dirty campaign concerning our government,” he told the congress. “With this dirty campaign, they are waging a defamation campaign against our government and our country,” he added in televised remarks.

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