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EU Aims to Expand Membership Talks with Turkey Despite French Reservations

The European Union’s executive office said Tuesday it wants to move ahead with its membership negotiations with Turkey next month despite reservations by France and other EU nations. Olli Rehn, the EU official in charge of the 27-nation bloc’s expansion, said the talks would progress into two new policy areas — health and consumer policies and transport on Dec. 18. Talks in several other areas remain frozen by the EU because of Ankara’s difficult relations with EU member Cyprus. Full Story

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