Ender Duruel / Brussels, March 7 8DHA) - President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz urged that freedom of media is negotiable for European identity, amid Turkey-EU migrant summit held in Brussels.
"I had a very open exchange with the prime minister who disagreed with my view... I insisted that for the European Parliament, that for the EU freedom of media is a key element of our European identity... I took note of the explanation of the prime minister" Schulz said after his meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.
"Freedom of the media ... is a non-negotiable element of our European identity" he said.
"We have a need for Turkey that goes beyond political controversies" Schulz urged.