LONDON DOESN'T SUPPORT ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT TURKEY'S EU MEMBERSHIP

PanARMENIAN.Net
01.02.2008 16:38 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The UK doesn't support Germany and France in their
attempt to prevent Turkey from EU membership. "My opinion is the
official position of Great Britain, which sees Turkey a member of the
European Union," said Alan Waddams, European Commission representative
in Azerbaijan.

"I am hopeful Turkey will be accessed to the Union soon," he said
adding that he doesn't think that protraction of talks can be caused
by religious issues, Trend reports.

Addressing a UMP conference, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and
German Chancellor Angela Merkel have reaffirmed their opposition to
full membership of Turkey in the European Union.

France and Germany understand that Turkey's membership will press three
informal EU leaders - France, Germany and UK. With its vast territory,
population of many millions, tremendous economic and geopolitical
significance will comprise the leading 'four' of Europe, experts say.