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TUSIAD: French Objection to Turkey Pathological

The wording of an EU statement on enlargement that failed to openly confirm Turkey’s objective of full EU membership, and in particular the role played by France in the making of the statement, sparked harsh reaction from leading representatives of the Turkish business world as well as from the Turkish capital. Portuguese Foreign Minister Luis Amado (second L) and senior EU commissioners give a press conference at the end of EU foreign ministers meeting. A foreign ministers’ statement on the EU’s enlargement strategy on Monday omitted the words “accession” or “membership” in connection with Turkey, saying instead they looked forward to “intergovernmental conferences” with Turkey and Croatia later this month. Full Story

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