"THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: Turkey's future
The Providence Journal
Last Updated: December 29, 2004, 12:27:00 PM PST
(SH) - The European Union crossed a threshold recently that, just a few years back, would have seemed unimaginable. The members decided that negotiations could begin on the admission of Turkey to their union.
This is good news for Turkey, which has sought EU membership since 1987. But of course, admission is not a matter of mailing an application to Brussels and awaiting the verdict. Although Turkey has made substantial progress in the past years toward bringing its system of governance into alignment with Europe's, it has a long way to go."
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