German foreign minister: Turkey's EU process open-ended.

By bne IntelliNews July 29, 2010
Germany's foreign minister Guido Westerwelle reiterates his country's view that Turkey's EU process is open-ended and this does not automatically guarantee membership. Westerwelle held talks with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu in Istanbul on Jul 28 where the two discussed bilateral, regional issues and Turkey's EU process. Westerwelle also asserts that Turkey's direction is Europe and it is important for Germany that mutual ties between Turkey and the EU deepen. The two heavyweight of the EU, namely Germany and France, are opposed to Turkey's membership. Germany promotes the idea of privileged partnership.

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