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EU Commissioner: Turkey must take on democratic reforms to revive EU bid

A senior EU official has said that revival of Turkey’s stalled membership negotiations with the EU can only be discussed once Ankara takes on democratic reforms.

ISTANBUL — EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi relayed to Ankara on Wednesday that Turkey must implement democratic reforms in order to revive its decadeslong stalled membership bid to join the bloc.

Varhelyi traveled to the Turkish capital to meet with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and other high-level officials after the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tabled reviving his country’s…

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