THE PROCESS OF TURKEY'S EU MEMBERSHIP TO TAKE A LONG TIME AND A LOT OF EFFORTS

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18:54 . 30/05

During his working visit to Ankara the president of the European
parliament Martin Schulz stated that Turkey's EU membership would
take a very long time and would be a difficult one.

ArmenPress informs making a reference to Turkish sources, Schulz said
in his speech at the European Parliament Turkey needs crucial reforms
on the way to EU membership.

He stated to the Turkish MPs that Turkey must also include national
minorities in the process of drawing up a new constitution.

"Equal conditions must also be created for national minorities in
Turkey," he has said.

Martin Schulz especially stressed that the European Parliament will
follow the trial of member of Turkish parliament, Kurdish known
political figure Leyla Zana who is brought to account for demanding
equal political, cultural rights for Kurds living in Turkey.