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Turkey widens EU talks, expects French fairness

Turkish officials said Tuesday they expect France, long an opponent of the Turkish European Union membership bid, to approach membership negotiations fairly and openly during the six-month French EU presidency beginning next month. At a Luxembourg accession conference, Turkey and the EU opened two new chapters in negotiations, covering company law and intellectual property rights, bringing the total issues under discussion to 8 of 35. Turkey, if successful in the slow-moving negotiations, is not expected to join the bloc until 2015 at the earliest. Full Story

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