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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