The European Parliament adopted on Wednesday a report urging the EU Commission to formally suspend accession negotiations with Turkey if Ankara does not reverse its “hostile” policies. “In recent years, the [government] of Turkey has distanced itself increasingly from EU values and standards. As a result, relations have been brought to a historic low point,” Members of the European Parliament said in a statement. MEPs slammed Turkey’s human rights record and its foreign policies in the report adopted by 480 votes in favor, 64 against and 150 abstentions. MEPs urged Turkey to release jailed human rights activists, journalists and “others who have been detained by the government on unsubstantiated charges.” “[MEPs] also repeat their encouragement to Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide,” their statement read. To read the full article & the EU Report, check out the links below.