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EU cuts aid to Turkey by 75 percent

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According to a report by the Funke media group, the EU wants to cut its aid payments to the country by 75 percent. This is the result of a letter from the EU foreign policy commissioner Josep Borrell to the European Parliament.

The reasons are the gas dispute with Turkey in the Mediterranean and Ankara's military offensive in Syria. The payments made by the EU to Turkey under the refugee agreement remain unaffected by the cuts.
The EU has decided to cut aid further, so that by 2020 75 percent of the originally planned allocation will be canceled, according to the letter from Borrells. According to the EU Commission, Turkey will only receive 168 million euros this year from the so-called IPA program for the accession to the Union.

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