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Friday, March 25, 2005

Aljazeera.Net - EU, Turkey agree on customs protocol

"EU, Turkey agree on customs protocol

Friday 25 March 2005, 19:28 Makka Time, 16:28 GMT

Turkey wants to join the EU, but the Cyprus issue is sensitive

The European Commission and Turkey have agreed on the protocol extending the country's customs union to 10 new EU members, including Cyprus, a Turkish official said.
The EU expects Turkey to extend the accord to include the partitioned Mediterranean island before it begins entry talks on 3 October.
Extension of the customs union to include Cyprus is sensitive in Turkey because it is seen by some officials as tantamount to a de facto recognition of the internationally accepted Greek Cypriot government. "

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