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GENEVA – On its current rate of progress, Turkey is on course to join the European Union in the year 3000, said UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
Turkey is set to join the EU in the next eight years and the UK will be unable to block the move, British Defence Minister had insisted.
However, Cameron attacked Penny Mordaunt’s claims that Britain had no veto over Turkish accession to the 28-member bloc as “misleading” and “absolutely wrong”.
“The Leave campaign are making a very misleading claim,” he told ITV’s Peston on Sunday.
“Let me be clear, Britain and every other country in the European Union has a veto on another country joining. That is a fact, and the fact that the Leave campaign are getting things as straightforward as this wrong should call in to question their whole judgment in making the bigger argument about leaving the EU,” Cameron said.
“It is not remotely on the cards that Turkey is going to join the EU any time soon,” the British PM said. “They applied in 1987. At the current rate of progress they will probably get round to joining in about the year 3000 according to the latest forecasts.”
By: Lorin Silo