"EU clears Cyprus hurdle to Turkey talks -- for now
Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:30 PM BST9
By Paul Taylor
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Turkey completed its first step in accession talks with the European Union on Monday after the 25-nation bloc overcame a standoff with Cyprus that foreshadows a looming crisis later this year.
Under a deal clinched by EU foreign ministers after hours of haggling, Turkey wrapped up talks on the first and least contentious of 35 areas of EU policy -- science and research."
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