"UK tries to sustain Turkey's EU hopes
By Daniel Dombey in Brussels
Published: July 27 2005 03:00 | Last updated: July 27 2005 03:00
Tony Blair, the prime minister, will today try to keep one of Britain's main European ambitions on schedule when he meets Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Turkish counterpart.
Britain has long supported Turkey's entry into the European Union and Mr Blair, who currently holds the EU presidency, has made it clear he will stick to the agreed date of October 3 to begin membership negotiations."
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