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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rehn urges Turkey to implement Ankara protocol

"Rehn urges Turkey to implement Ankara protocol

The European Union has called on Ankara to meet its obligations to Brussels as soon as possible, adding that Turkey can only join the Union if it complies with EU principles and laws.

European Union Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn has said that Turkey has to meet its obligations in connection with the implementation of the Ankara protocol, pointing out that the sooner this is done, the better.

In an interview with EurActiv, he also said that “Turkey’s accession is not for today and it is not an automatic process. It will be a long and sometimes difficult journey, which will generate an important transformation of the country.”

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