Turkey’s main opposition leader meets EU envoys

Turkey's main opposition leader on Thursday met ambassadors of the EU countries.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP), held a one-and-a-half hour long meeting which was closed to the press.

Ozturk Yilmaz, the deputy head of CHP, and Christian Berger, the head of the EU delegation to Turkey, also attended the meeting.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Yilmaz said Turkey's domestic and foreign policies have been discussed comprehensively.

"Turkey-EU relations, a possibility of snap elections, probable alliance and harmonizing with the EU laws were issues discussed during the meeting," he said.

He added that Turkey's relations with Russia and the U.S. were also discussed.

It has been a comprehensive, good, productive meeting, he said.

Ties between Ankara and European capitals have been strained since the defeated coup attempt in Turkey.

Turkish leaders slammed European countries for failing to show strong solidarity with Ankara against the attempted military coup.

Turkish politicians have also criticized Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and several other European countries for turning a blind eye to outlawed groups and terrorist organizations hostile to Turkey.

The July 15, 2016 attempted military coup, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured, was orchestrated by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen.

Turkey accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.

Source: Anadolu Agency