> Turkey says it'll review ties with the European Union after its April referendum on new powers for President Tayyip Erdogan. The move is a potential threat to anchor his deal with the EU to curb illegal migration. But Turkey is determined to hang onto its economic relations with the block, according to the country's president.
Links between Turkey and the EU are at a new low. That after Germany and the Netherlands refused permission for referendum rallies on their territory by Turkish officials. Now, Erdogan says everything from a to z in Turkey's relations with Europe would be reviewed. The row puts Europe in an awkward position.
Turkey is an integral part of a deal to keep hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants fleeing the Middle East and beyond from moving to Europe. That in return for $3 billion Euros in EU financial aid.>>
>> Meanwhile, Turkey's decades-old bid to join the block is moving at a snail's pace because of concerns over its human rights record, ethnically splits Cyprus and reluctance among some European countries to admit a largely Muslim nation.