Erdogan: 'Some members not inside Europe borders'

Some countries are EU members although they are not located inside the geographical borders of Europe, Turkish Premier said on Thursday.

Erdogan: 'Some members not inside Europe borders'
Addressing Turkish and Swedish businessmen in Stockholm, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that EU should decide whether it was a geographical, cultural, religious or political union.

Erdogan said EU could have an embracing structure by being a political, social or economic union.

He also said EU could not be defined in the geographical sense anymore, especially after it accepted Malta and Cyprus as members.

Sweden's taking over EU's rotating presidency in the second half of 2008 would speed up Turkey's membership process, Turkish prime minister added.

Erdogan called on Swedish businessmen to invest in Turkey as well.

Commenting on the privatization projects in Turkey, Erdogan said the country's privatization program would be over in the near future.

Last Mod: 04 Nisan 2008, 07:35
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