Turkey's FM to talk EU accession in Austria

Turkey's FM to talk EU accession in Austria

ISTANBUL- Agence France-Presse
Turkeys FM to talk EU accession in Austria

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will begin an official visit to Austria tomorrow for talks focusing on Turkey's EU bid and Greek Cyprus, his ministry said Wednesday.
 
During Davutoglu's visit, Turkish-Austrian bilateral relations, Turkey's EU accession process and Greek Cyprus will be discussed, alongside a range of international issues, a statement from the ministry read.
 
The visit comes after a period of slow progress in Turkey's bid for full membership in the European Union, an aspiration Austria stands against, much like France and Germany.
 
Turkey's negotiation process with the EU bloc faces deadlock over its refusal to implement a customs union with the Greek Cyprus, a EU member since 2004.
 
Turkey has threatened to freeze relations with the EU when Greek Cyprus, a divided Mediterranean island, takes over the rotating presidency of the 27-nation bloc in July 2012.
 

Turkey, Ahmet Davutğlu