"Turkey, door still open
Monday, 26th September, 2005
THE WRITER: Gwyne Dyer
The near-tie in the German election, in which Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder came from 13% points behind conservative challenger Angela Merkel in late August to less than one point behind her by the vote on September 18, has thrown German politics into turmoil, but one thing is clear. The door through which Turkey hopes to enter the European Union (EU), which Merkel had promised to slam, is still open. The entry negotiations begin on October 3, and Turkey is still a candidate for full membership. "
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