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Bot slams French, Austrian referendum plans on Turkey

Discussion in 'Talk about Turkey' started by Umit, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Umit

    Umit Veteran Staff Member

    Bot slams French, Austrian referendum plans on Turkey

    The Dutch Foreign Minister has criticised plans by both France and Austria to hold referendums on whether to allow Turkey to join the European Union.

    Such moves could block Turkey’s accession to the EU, Netherlands Foreign Minister Ben Bot said Sunday, only two days after EU leaders agreed to set a date, October 3 2005, to open membership talks with Ankara.
    “I do not think it’s very fair to move the goal posts in the middle of a match,” Bot said on Dutch television. “We have never said to the Turks, neither in 1999 nor in 2002, that a referendum would lie at the end of the process. We have to be fair.”


    http://www.ntvmsnbc.com/news/301640.asp
     
  2. Bilge

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  3. Mella

    Mella Administrator Staff Member

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