"Gul Demands More EU Resources
Published: Thursday 31, 2005
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said the European Union (EU) should not charge Turkey for all of the preparation costs accrued for the full membership process.
Gul demanded the EU provide more resources for Turkey. Speaking at a meeting on the subject of 'Strategic Leadership in the EU Process' organized by the World Bank and the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Gul said on Wednesday (March 30) that the government had reached the final process of the structuring studies that will handle the EU negotiations and added, to benefit the current structures rather than forming new units and staff. Noting that the bureaucracy would under take crucial tasks, the Foreign Minister went on to say: 'The key role regarding undertaking, adopting and implementing the acquis communitaire will rest with the related ministries and institutions during the negotiations."
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