"European Parliament adopts negative report on Turkey
Brussels, Sept 27, IRNA
The European Parliament adopted Wednesday a report which is critical of the slow reform process, religious discrimination and free speech and the role of the army in Turkey.
The report adopted by 429 votes in favor 71 against with 125 abstentions reiterates the EP's position that membership negotiations with Turkey are an 'open-ended process, and do not lead a priori and automatically to accession'.
The EP report comes a day after the EU announced that Bulgaria and Romania will join the European bloc on January 1, 2007."
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