"EU, Turkey agree on protocol
The European Union and Turkey have agreed on the text of a protocol extending the country�s customs union to 10 new EU members, including Cyprus, Turkish TV reported yesterday.
According to TV channels NTV and CNN Turk, �Ankara expects Brussels to begin the letter-exchange process immediately.�
�We asked the European Commission to send the letter on the text of the protocol. If the letter is the same text we agreed, then it will be approved,� a Turkish official told reporters yesterday.
The Turkish Parliament must approve the protocol for it to take effect.
Approval of the protocol is a controversial issue in Turkey because it is seen by many as tantamount to de facto recognition of Cyprus."
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