"Reasons for EU to tacitly consent to Turkey' s possible move
Turkey is certainly a quite sensible word for Europeans. Its candidacy to the European Union (EU) was approved in the Helsinki Heads of State and Government Summit eight years ago, on December 10-11, 1999, but the road to its EU accession is rather tortuous and full of brambles, and no substantial progress has so far been made. Moreover, a recent boycott by the French government has made access of this nation with a population of more than 70 million to the EU more bumpy and the latter's credit has also been subjected to great challenge."
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