Turkey fears being left out in the cold by EU free trade deals
Sunday, 26 May 2013 10:50
Posted by Shoaib-ur-Rehman Siddiqui
ANKARA: Frustrated with the slow progress of its bid to join the EU, the rash of free trade pacts Brussels is negotiating that leave Turkey out in the cold has Ankara threatening to tear up its customs union agreement.
Analysts warn that such free trade deals that exclude Turkey are getting to be a big headache and pose a serious obstacle to Ankara's ambition to jump from the world's 17th to 10th largest economy in a decade.
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