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Erdogan gloats over Brexit

Islamists hail the result of Britain’s referendum as the beginning of the end for the EU and the Atlantic’s dominance over world affairs.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) listens, as his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks, during a news conference at number 10 Downing Street in London March 31, 2011.   REUTERS/Geoff Caddick/pool (POLITICS) - RTR2KNNG

Its long-term implications aside, Britain’s vote to leave the EU will have little immediate impact on Turkish-EU ties, which were on a downward spiral anyway before this referendum.

The scheduled meeting of Turkish and EU officials in Brussels on June 30 to negotiate financial and budgetary provisions with regard to Ankara’s membership bid does not belie this. Those talks amount to no more that flogging a dead horse for many.

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