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Turkish reform seen tied to progress in EU talks

Turkey will reform a law the European Union says unfairly restricts freedom of speech when the EU allows its stalled membership talks to resume, Turkish officials said on Friday. Turkey has been under heavy EU pressure to amend or scrap article 301 of the penal code which makes it a crime to insult “Turkishness”, but Ankara is frustrated by French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s efforts to block the negotiation process. Full Story

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