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Saturday, July 15, 2006

The EU can't do without Turkey: Babacan

From NTV MSNBC

Turkey is a strong and stable country that is indispensable to the EU, the minister said.

KAYSERI - Turkey will contribute to the long term security and economic stability of the European Union when it becomes a full member of the bloc, Turkish Economy Minister Ali Babacan said Thursday.

Addressing the 21st meeting of Turkey-EU Joint Consultative Committee, being held in the central Anatolian city of Kayseri, Babacan, who is also Turkey’s chief negotiator in Ankara’s accession process, said that the EU should not disregard Turkey for not having trouble in security area.

“Turkey is indispensable for the EU’s security in long-term, thanks to its contribution to democratisation process and since it is a strong and stable country,” he said.

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