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Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek said Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) should be represented in the European Parliament as it was represented in the Council of Europe.
After their meeting European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Cicek held a press conference on Thursday.
Cicek said, "TRNC should be represented in the parliament here. Because, it has been represented in the Council of Europe. Two different attitudes from two European organizations are not justifiable, and the situation is unpleasant. We also talked about this with Schulz".
Regarding Turkey's accession to EU, Cicek said, "50 years have passed after Ankara Agreement was made. We said what we have to say during these 50 years. Our demands are obvious and European Union's stance towards us is obvious".
Cicek said, "Turkey should progress in the EU issue from now on. The nations applied the EU for membership many years after Turkey are now members of EU, even though they did not fully complete all the required criteria for the accession comparing with Turkey."
Turkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergun also participated in the meeting.Last Mod: 16 Mayıs 2013, 13:00