"Turkey confirms it�s ready to sign key EU protocol
* Commission confirms EU executive received letter by Turkey
ANKARA: Turkey said on Tuesday it had sent a letter to the European Commission confirming that it is ready to sign a protocol extending its customs union with the European Union to 10 new members, including Cyprus.
In Brussels, a Commission spokeswoman confirmed that the EU executive had received the letter and would set in motion a decision by EU ministers leading to the signature of the accord in time for Turkey to start EU entry talks in October. "
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