"Time to Talk Turkey
The EU needs to set aside pettiness and consider Turkey's full membership
By Tom Goeller
The French are scared of the rising number of Muslims in the land of Gaul TURKEY HAS BEEN knocking at Europe�s door since before 1960, but only in December 1999 was this Muslim country between East and West officially recognized as a candidate for membership in the European Union (EU), the world�s largest trading bloc. In December 2002, the European Council announced that if Turkey met its political �Copenhagen criteria� by the end of 2004, it would open negotiations without delay. "
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