A bird for Europe?

23 Feb

Germany pledged its support for Turkey's membership in the EU:

Turkey is on "the right path" with its reform process, Mr Schroeder said after talks in Ankara with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The EU is due to discuss Turkey's possible candidacy in December.

Germany's support is seen as crucial if Turkey is to stand any chance of joining the EU, which has set a series of political and economic reforms.

Given the large Turkish population in Germany, this is really just an issue of political expediency. I however choose to not be cynical about the EU and will tell myself that this is a sign the EU is heading in the right direction on the Turkey question.

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