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Turkey: "EU report is positive, Turkey will soon join the EU"

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Turkey: "EU report is positive, Turkey will soon join the EU"


In order to get Turkey’s reactions to the European Commission’s annual progress report on enlargement policy, euronews spoke with Egemen Bağış who is the Turkish chief negotiator for EU talks.

“Past reports made mention of unsolved crimes. Today, there is no such mention. In contrast, we have the Turkish constitutional change and cooperation between Turkish institutions. There are better relations in Turkey with different groups of religious faith. There is Turkey’s determination to adopt EU reforms. Time and again, the executive of the 27-member EU makes positive mention of improvements in Turkey but it is too simplistic to seek to evaluate whether we are satisfied with the report or not. Turkey is not a schoolboy looking at a report card with baited breath.”

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