Posted 29.03.2012 06:59:38 UTC
Updated 29.03.2012 13:08:56 UTC
European Union's Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Füle made strong worded statements in reply to Turkey opponents at the EP session.
Füle told some European lawmakers who wanted to halt negotiations with Turkey, that the best way to strengthen democracy in Turkey is the accession process.
"Is there anyone within this Parliament who believes that erecting a wall between Turkey and ourselves would actually serve to the improvement of basic rights in Turkey?" he asked.
EP's Turkey Rapporteur Ria Oomen-Ruijten called for a civilian constitution in her speech at the plenary session of the European Parliament.