Turkey: Next Step Towards EU

People ♦ Published: May 28, 2013; 13:04 ♦ (Vindobona)

According to Reuters, Turkey can now hope for its long-awaited next step towards an EU entry in June. France has lifted its opposition to the country’s EU Accession talks. Experts point out the great economic potential the country offers.

Turkey: Next Step Towards EU / Picture: © Vindobona.org

Due to France’s opposition to lead further accession talks with Turkey and a dispute between Ankara and Cyprus, the negotiations have been put to a halt. However, with Francois Hollande having become the new President, relations between France and Turkey improved and Paris agreed to drop the opposition.

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