"'Non' leaves Turks feeling more like outsiders
May 31, 2005
Turkey's government and financial markets shrugged off France's rejection of the European Union constitution, but lawmakers and analysts said it could damage Ankara's bid to join the EU.
The rejection of the charter by French voters has raised the possibility of delays in its further enlargement.
``The start of negotiations is in our hands,'' Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said. ``What would prevent Turkey starting the negotiations is doing things contrary to EU standards or not fulfilling the things it has promised to do.''"
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