Leader of the largest party in the European parliament says Turkey is moving away from the EU and its values

The EU is coming under fresh pressure to end Turkey’s hopes of joining the bloc before talks on Tuesday between senior Brussels officials and the Turkish foreign minister.

Manfred Weber, the German leader of the largest party in the European parliament, called for the long-running negotiations on Turkish membership to be brought to an end as concern grows that Ankara is moving further away from EU values following the recent detention of human rights activists.

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