Macedonian Press Agency, Greece
Dec 15 2004

THE EU SUMMIT OPENS TOMORROW
Athens, 15 December 2004 (13:08 UTC+2)


The consultation on the European Council Summit to get underway
tomorrow and expected to define Turkey's European future, is in full
progress in Brussels.

Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis in a statement to Turkish news
agency Anadolu reiterates Greece's support to Turkey's European
prospect stressing, however, that the country should respect
international law and the European acquis.

Meanwhile, France will raise the issues of the Armenian genocide and
Cyprus.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that his country
will not accept new terms imposed by the EU, while the head of the
Turkish diplomacy Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul asked for a date for
the opening of EU accession negotiations for Turkey in 2005.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress