"EU Hopeful Turkey Eyes Big Bill for Environment
TURKEY: December 29, 2004
ANKARA - Turkey may need to spend up to 60 billion euros ($80 billion) cleaning up its environment to meet European Union standards, officials said on Friday.
EU leaders have agreed to open entry talks with Turkey on Oct. 3, 2005, but the large, relatively poor, country is not expected to join for about a decade, partly because of the scale of its economic problems. "
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