"Breakdown in EU Turkey talks breakdown
27/11/06 01:11 CET
Trade talks have broken down between the European Union and Turkey in a row that could lead to the suspension of accession talks. The dispute centres on Turkey’s refusal to lift an embargo on imports from EU member Cyprus. Finland as holders of the Union’s rotating Presidency issued an ultimatum to Turkey to start accepting the goods by December 6 or face a suspension of the accession talks. Ankara has said it will not accept Cypriot goods until the European Union lifts its embargo on trade with northern Cyprus – the pro-Turkish state that’s not recognised by the international community."
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