- Title: Spain hopes Turkey's constitutional reforms will honour EU agreement
- Date: 17th April 2017
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (APRIL 17, 2017) (REUTERS) SPANISH FOREIGN MINISTER ALFONSO DASTIS, AND HIS CUBAN COUNTERPART BRUNO RODRIGUEZ PARRILLA (RED TIE), ARRIVING AND SHAKING HANDS DASTIS AND RODRIGUEZ PARRILLA SHAKING HANDS MEDIA DASTIS AND RODRIGUEZ PARRILLA ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE FLAGS OF THE EU, CUBA AND SPAIN (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPANISH FOREIGN MINISTER, ALFONSO DASTIS, SAYING: "What we now hope is that the road that has been opened in order to apply broad constitutional reforms is in keeping with the agreements that Turkey has with the European Council. We also hope that they take into account their candidacy for entry to the European Union. We also hope they carry out these reforms with the broadest possible consensus in order to avoid any division within the Turkish population." VARIOUS OF DASTIS AND RODRIGUEZ PARRILLA DEPARTING
- Embargoed: 1st May 2017 15:33
- Keywords: Spanish foreign minister Antonio Dastis Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla Cuba Erdogan Turkey referendum
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016CSEVRB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Spain's foreign minister said on Monday (April 17) that it was his country's hope that Turkey, following the referendum, would carry out the broad constitutional reforms taking into account its agreements with the European Council and its candidacy for entry into the EU.
Turks on Sunday (April 16) voted by a narrow margin to change their constitution and granted President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers. The main opposition party has demanded the result be nullified, saying the voting was marred by irregularities.
Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said he hoped the reforms would be carried out with the broadest possible consensus in order to avoid divisions among the Turkish people.
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