Wednesday August 5, 2020

France angers Turkey as EU talks draw near

Turkey may not join the EU for at least another decade, but it has just experienced its first European row with the French government.

6th August, 2005

The French prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, warned in a radio interview last week that accession negotiations withTurkey could not start until it has recognised the existence of the Republic of Cyprus - an EU member state sinceMay 1, 2004.

“It does not seem conceivable to me that any negotiation process can start with a country that does not recognise each of the 25 EU member states,” said deVillepin. His Turkish counterpart, RecepTayyipErdogan, replied two days later...

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