EUROPEAN Union officials are plotting to continue their plan to take over the continent by creating a 37 state megabloc after Brexit – stretching across 3,000 miles of territory.
Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey could all become members under EU plans.
And they could be joined by Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Kosovo in a vast land grab by the EU.
Meanwhile the bloc is squaring up to Vladimir Putin by attempting to bring Russian allies Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia under their control.
It comes as EU Commissioner Jean Claude Juncker storms ahead with his plan to further unify the continent and bring nation states under the yoke of Brussels.
The bloc has long held membership over Turkey as a way to bend the will of the increasingly autocratic state.
During the height of the migrant crisis Ankara took on 3.4 million refugees headed for Europe at the behest of Brussels in return for aid cash and the promise of membership.
But the state has repeatedly called the bloc’s bluff, earlier this year threatening to allow 15,000 citizens through the border a month after EU criticism of President Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian stance following last year’s military coup.
During the UK's EU referendum former prime minister David Cameron claimed Turkey's membership was a millennia away.
In an interview on LBC Radio on the eve of the crunch vote, Mr Cameron said: "The issue simply isn't going to arise. As I have said, this is the reddest of red herrings.
"At the current rate of progress, Turkey could qualify to join in about the year 3000."
Meanwhile in Albania the EU has demanded officials take control of rampant corruption and organised crime while making key changes to their governmental systems before they are brought into the fold.