By Ruslan Rehimov

BAKU, Azerbaijan

Keeping “brotherly” Turkey waiting for European Union membership is a “big injustice,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said Monday.

“Many years have passed since Turkey signed the agreement with the EU. But did the next steps produce any results? Of course not. This is a big injustice,” said Aliyev, speaking on national television.

Turkey applied for EU membership in 1987 and its accession talks began in 2005. But negotiations stalled in 2007 due to the objections of the Greek Cypriot administration as well as opposition from Germany and France.

Aliyev said some former Soviet Union countries

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