EU leaders prepare for Turkey showdown

Source:Financial Times Date:16Oct2017

Turkey risks losing more than €1bn in aid linked to its bid to join the EU, as member states prepare for a showdown over their deteriorating relationship with Ankara.

A summit of the union’s leaders this week is expected to stop short of formally freezing Turkey’s accession talks in a debate called by Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, amid splits over how tough a line to take.