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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

EU Restarts Membership Talks with Turkey



The European Union agreed Tuesday to restart membership talks with Turkey next month, ending a three-year freeze despite Ankara's crackdown on protests this year. 
EU European and foreign affairs ministers meeting in Luxembourg said talks would resume in a fortnight, with an inter-governmental conference to be held in Brussels on November 5. 
Keen to breathe new life into Ankara's long-stalled effort to prise open the EU door, the 28-nation bloc had agreed to the resumption in principle in June, but then postponed the process in protest over Turkey's spring crackdown.
I think that ship sailed a long time ago.

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