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Turkey EU membership talks: what lies ahead?


Turkey EU membership talks: what lies ahead?


Few European topics cause as much controversy as Turkey’s accession to the EU. Turkey has made several reforms, but for many Europeans it remains a country rooted in the past, guided by Islamic values. On June 26th, new rounds of talks will begin, but the key questions of economic and monetary union remain unresolved. France has indicated it is opposed, but EU President Germany is determined to push ahead. Days before talks begin and with Turkey itself embroiled in political uncertainty, Euronews meets the two main negotiators. For Turkey: State Minister Ali Babacan. For the EU: Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn.

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