Turkey will adopt the euro as its national currency if it becomes a member of the European Union after fulfilling the required conditions, European Commissioner Stefan Füle said Feb. 11.
Füle's comments came in the wake of a written question from EU Parliament member Mario Borgezio following Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s recent statement that Turkey planned to create a Turkish Lira-based monetary zone instead of accepting the euro as a national currency after joining the European Union.
Füle, the European commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, noted in his answer Turkey’s obligation to accept the euro as part of the negotiations framework.
“After the EU Council approves the membership of Turkey [subject to its fulfilling the required conditions], Turkey will join the economic and monetary union and adopt the euro as its national currency,” he said. /HurriyetDailynews/