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Kouchner tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

France wants to mend fences with Turkey but remains unconvinced whether this mainly Muslim country should join the European Union, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said as he began a one-day visit here Friday. “We have recently gone through a difficult period in our relations with Turkey … My visit reflects our common desire to give a strong new impetus to our relations and start a period of normalization in our ties,” Kouchner said in an interview with the Milliyet newspaper. Full Story

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