By: Nadeemy Haded
German media said on Saturday that the European Union will stop 75 percent of the aid offered by the bloc to Turkey, due to the excavations carried out by Ankara in the eastern Mediterranean, and its military intervention in Syria.
And according to what the Turkish newspaper "Zaman" website quoted from the German media group Funke Mediengruppe, the latter had seen a letter sent by the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Joseph Borl, to the European Parliament.
According to the message, the European Union has made a decision to cut 75 percent of the EU's aid to Turkey as part of the accession negotiations.
The European Union aid to Turkey will be limited to 168 million euros, of which 150 million euros will be devoted to developing democracy and the rule of law in the country, while the remainder will be spent on improving rural areas.
The move comes after the European Union cut Turkey's aid of 85 million euros from the 2020 budget, due to what he described as "violations of human rights."