"France Won't Risk EU Unity Over Cyprus Challenge to Turkey: PM
France wants to keep EU unity intact even as it questions Turkey's membership request given its refusal to recognise Cyprus, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin told his senior diplomatic corps.
'I want to both keep European unity and obtain the necessary clarifications from Turkey,' he told an annual meeting of French ambassadors gathered in Paris Tuesday.
'I have stressed the fact that for a candidate country to want to enter into a union in which it doesn't recognise one of the members poses a political problem,' he said."
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