"France raises Turkey's EU entry stakes
Paris is set to push a new precondition for Turkish EU entry at a UK summit of Europe’s foreign ministers this week.
French President Jacques Chirac has racked up the pressure on Ankara to clarify Turkey’s stance on the Republic of Cyprus.
The issue of Cyprus could herald new lows in turbulent Anglo-French relations if rifts emerge at the informal Newport gathering of EU foreign ministers on Thursday September 1."
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