"Turkey's EU bid stuck in limbo
By Nicholas Birch
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
ISTANBUL -- When Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned from Brussels in December with a provisional date to start negotiations with the European Union, many Turks hailed him as a miracle worker.
In the 40 years since Turkey first applied for membership, it had lurched from crisis to crisis, from coup to coup. Here, finally, was a leader whose pro-European sentiments seemed unimpeachable.
Less than a hundred days later, the festivities have been replaced by general bafflement. "
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