Turkey presses Germany to back its campaign to join EU

Turkey is ramping up efforts to persuade Germany to support its bid to become a member of the EU. Turkey was encouraged by a statement by European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, a German, that one day Germany and France will "have to crawl to Ankara on their knees to beg the Turks" to join the EU. France hosted talks in Paris this week aimed at smoothing Turkey's path to EU membership.

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Spiegel Online (Germany) · Journal of Turkish Weekly, The · Hurriyet (Turkey)

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