European parliament approves draft report on Turkey

During the voting, 65 MEPs cast their votes in favor of the draft report while four rejected it and one abstained.

European parliament approves draft report on Turkey
The European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs has approved the draft report on Turkey.

During the voting, 65 MEPs cast their votes in favor of the draft report while four rejected it and one abstained.

Rapporteur Ria Oomen-Ruijten said that the report would add momentum to Turkey-the EU relations after being approved by the European Parliament.

In the report, the European Parliament welcomes Turkey's new National Program, beginning of broadcast in Kurdish language and appointment of Egemen Bagis as state minister and chief negotiator.

Oomen-Ruijten said that Turkey needed some new systematic reforms, adding that the negotiation process aimed at turning Turkey into a modern, democratic and prosperous country.

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Last Mod: 12 Şubat 2009, 09:45
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