US continues support for Turkish membership

The United States Department of State has announced that it will convey US support for Turkish membership in the European Union (EU) to the newly elected President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy.

US continues support for Turkish membership
The United States Department of State has announced that it will convey US support for Turkish membership in the European Union (EU) to the newly elected President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy.

"We do have and continue to strongly support Turkey's candidacy for membership in the EU. That's certainly a position that we have conveyed to Chancellor Merkel of Germany. I am sure it is a position that we will have the opportunity to convey to President-elect Sarkozy," stressed Tom Casey, Deputy Spokesman of the U.S. Department of State, on Monday.

Asked about what he thinks on the political situation in Turkey, Casey responded that "the U.S. fully supports Turkish democracy. We believe that the choice of leaders for the Turkish people ought to be made by the Turkish people. We are confident in Turkey's democratic institutions."

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