UK diplomats initially resisted allowing Turkey to open fresh talks on joining the bloc but backed down within hours, the Brexit camp said.
Leave campaigners have condemned David Cameron for previously claiming Turkey is not on course to join the union until "the year 3000".
UK diplomats allegedly backed down 'within hours' of halting the discussions
David Cameron said he wants to 'pave the road from Ankara' and the Brussels negotiations to make this happen are well under way
Vote Leave chief executive Matthew Elliott said: "This is the second time this week that the Government's plans to accelerate visa-free travel and EU membership for Turkey have been revealed.
"David Cameron said he wants to 'pave the road from Ankara' and the Brussels negotiations to make this happen are well under way."
Britain clears path to further Turkey EU membership talks Watch
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Last edited by TheyHateUs; 15-06-2016 at 10:36.
- 15-06-2016 10:17
- 15-06-2016 10:26
The talks just went further, they haven't been allowed into the EU yet, so please don't make my heart jump
- 15-06-2016 10:32
Turkey are getting closer to joining the EU, make no mistake. Turkey has the EU over a barrel as they are the only realistic solution to solving part of the migrant crisis.
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- 15-06-2016 11:33
Turkey joining the EU would be one of the worst things possible. tbh the best method to solving the refugee crisis owuld be a blockade, so the migrants physically can't get any further.
- 15-06-2016 12:18
Turkey is in Asia, and NOT in Europe!