DAVUTOGLU SEES TURKEY AS EU MEMBER BY 2023

PanARMENIAN.Net
01.12.2009 17:49 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu sees Turkey as
a member of the European Union by 2023, when the country marks the
100th anniversary of its foundation, AA reported.

In a recent interview with Newsweek, Davutoglu said Turkey will become
a key actor in world organizations shaping global economic decisions.

"I see a country that has managed to start economic integration and
has solid relations with all its neighbors. Also, a country that has
become a member of the EU," he said.

"I see a Turkey which has maintained an effective role within NATO
and which is also a key actor not only in security-related fields
but also in economic organizations such as G20. I do not think these
objectives are unreachable by the year 2023, the 100th anniversary
of the Turkish Republic, 14 years from now."