Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed setting up a new dialogue format between Russia, Turkey and the European Union.
“By the way, I was against Turkey joining the EU, and not because Turkey is not a European country. Turkey is located in Asia Minor, it is a large country and civilization, we need to talk with it. Perhaps, within such trilateral framework of the European Union, Russia and Turkey, we will be able to open partnership for new members, such as Ukraine, Georgia.
Those countries, the accession of which to NATO, and the EU I used to resist”, - said Sarkozy.