"EU warns Turkey that talks hinge on quick recognition of Cyprus
By Graham Bowley International Herald Tribune
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
LONDON The European Union warned Turkey on Monday that it must recognize Cyprus soon if it wants to begin talks to join the Union in October.
The view reflects mounting concern within the EU that Turkey may not meet its promise to tacitly recognize Cyprus, which was the condition agreed to by EU leaders last December for talks to begin on Oct. 3 this year.
'The member states of the European Union expect Turkey to sign the protocol regarding the adaptation of the Ankara agreement as soon as possible,' said Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg, which currently holds the EU presidency. "
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