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Turkey may not want to be EU member: president

07 October 2009 [15:32] - TODAY.AZ
Turkey may refuse EU membership in future, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said at a news conference held during his visit to France, the Turkish IHLAS news agency reported.
"Maybe, in future Turkey will not have willingness to be EU member. Perhaps, it will follow Norway's example," Gul said.

The EU-Turkey relations and cooperation began with signing of the treaty in Ankara in 1964. Despite EU-Turkey relations were cool after signing the treaty, the contract maintained its status.

Today's rapprochement between Turkey and the EU is appreciated as a historic chance.

During discussion on Norway's joining the EU, citizens of this country opposed joining this organization.

As a result, despite the fact that Norway complies with European standards, it refused from EU membership.

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