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Friday, December 30, 2005

Arab Press Views of Turkey’s EU Accession

"Arab Press Views of Turkey’s EU Accession
By Ghaith al-Faqih
December 30, 2005

When the European Union (EU) initiated accession talks with Turkey in October, some Western commentators suggested that a major underlying issue is the relationship between the West and the Muslim world. How is this issue viewed in the Arab press, and what significance is seen for the relationship between Europe and Arab nations? The following is a collection of statements about Turkey’s EU accession from the Arab press."