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Monday, December 25, 2006

Turkey Debates Its Future

"Turkey Debates Its Future

By Simon Marks

ISTANBUL, Turkey (VOA) -- Talks between the government of Turkey and the European Union have stalled over Turkey's refusal to allow Greek-Cypriot ships to dock in its ports. The Turkish government insists that it's still serious about seeking membership of the European Union, despite opinion polls that show support for the idea is falling inside the country. Turkey itself is now gripped by a debate over the country's future direction. And as Correspondent Simon Marks reports from Istanbul, the future of its secularist nature may be at stake."

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