Turkey requires 131 legal arrangements for EU

Turkish Government Spokesman & State Minister Cemil Cicek said that draft of Turkey's 3rd national program for European Union (EU) was concluded.

Turkey requires 131 legal arrangements for EU
Turkish Government Spokesman & State Minister Cemil Cicek said on Monday that draft of Turkey's 3rd national program for European Union (EU) was concluded.

Speaking to reporters after Council of Ministers meeting, Cicek said the national program would be hammered out after Turkey's Foreign Minister & Chief Negotiator for the EU talks Ali Babacan meets with representatives of political parties and NGOs.

"Within the scope of cooperation between its institutions, Turkey continued its works for the 400-page national document that would be submitted to EU public. The program consists of 4 parts. In the program, Turkey expresses its commitments for the next four years. The program requires 131 legal arrangements. All of them are about adjustment," Cicek said.

Cicek also said Council of Ministers also debated 2008-2013 Irrigation Action Plan. "It is necessary to prepare an action plan to use water sources in the best way. Turkish government prepared an action plan comprising of 1543 projects."

Speaking on Stability & Cooperation Platform in Caucasus which covered Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia that would solve disagreements through peaceful ways, Cicek said, "a step should be made to resolve problems not through military methods by through peaceful ways."

He said that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Russia and Georgia immediately after the incident (clashes in Caucasus) and held meetings with officials. Cicek said that Erdogan would also visit Azerbaijan on Wednesday.

"Turkey, being a neighboring country, submits a project for a peaceful solution instead of watching incidents as a spectator. I hope related countries will extend necessary support," he said.

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