"No one has said, 'The EU does not befit us and we will not extend support,' and now it is high time for them to show their sincerity," Egemen Bagis told an
The EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee is composed of 18 members from the European Economic and Social Committee and 18 members representing organized civil society in
They meet twice a year to discuss different topics of mutual interest that are relevant to civil society. The main purpose is to ensure the involvement of organized civil society in the accession negotiation process.
"We all need to show our selfless devotion and own this cause," Bagis said.
The Turkish negotiator also rejected what he described as "exceptional pre-conditions" before
"We are utterly disturbed by the exceptional pre-conditions, and we express our rejection to that," he said.