European Commission OKs accession talks with Turkey
The European Commission has given the nod to accession talks with Turkey. However, the EU executive warned that negotiations would be suspended if Ankara fails to show additional progress on democracy and human rights. EU leaders will take a final decision on the talks in December.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, aiming to begin talks in 2005 at the latest, is scheduled to travel to France at the end of this month to meet with the French and German presidents. (menareport.com)
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