"Turkey's bumpy ride in 2006 in its bid to join the EU By Christopher Wade
dpa German Press Agency
Published: Saturday December 23, 2006
By Christopher Wade, Ankara- When Turkey began official negotiations to join the European Union in October 2005 hopes were high that after years of wrangling Turkey had a clear target, albeit one far off in the future: membership of the club it has wanted to join for decades. By the end of 2006, however, that target seems as far away as ever with the EU having suspended negotiations on eight out of 35 policy areas thanks to a dispute over Cyprus."
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