German chancellor Merkel still sceptical about Turkeys EU membership.

By bne IntelliNews February 26, 2013
On the second day of her visit to Turkey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her counterpart PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discussed the Turkey-Cyprus relations. Merkel said in a press conference with Erdogan that she favoured opening talks in a new policy chapter with Turkey, however, added that Turkeys refusal to open its ports to Cyprus despite the terms of Ankara protocol hinders Turkeys EU membership ambitions. Erdogan said at the same press conference that Turkey could sign the Ankara protocol, if only visa requirements for Turkish citizens were eased by the same protocol.

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