Brexit chaos causes big problems: AKP spokesperson

Brexit chaos causes big problems: AKP spokesperson

ADANA- Anadolu Agency
Brexit chaos causes big problems: AKP spokesperson

The continuing chaos over Britain's planned exit from the EU is creating problems for both the block and Britain, Turkey's ruling party said on March 29.     

"The Brexit deadlock is a big problem for the EU and the U.K.," Ömer Çelik, Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson, told Anadolu Agency.       

Çelik said Turkey has respected the British people's will but leaving the EU is not good for Turkey.       

"In fact the U.K. had a balancing position within the EU," he said, adding that it has supported Turkey in the bloc.         

He said politicians in the EU are increasingly surrendering to Islamophobia and anti-Turkish sentiment.       

"Perhaps Britain will leave without an agreement," Çelik said, adding that the EU is unable to hold countries together in the union.       

"So the EU has problems sustaining its values," he added.       

"As we always say, if the EU had given Turkey full membership, it wouldn't have faced any of these problems," he said.       

On March 29, by a 286-344 vote, Britain's parliament rejected the EU withdrawal agreement for a third time.