Turkey wants EU to be equal
Egemen BağışTurkey is willing to take the same steps as other candidate countries did in their negotiation process for EU membership, Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış has said.
As a country of that has experienced all of the EU’s initiatives and processes since 1959, the European identity of Turkey cannot even be discussed, Bağış said yesterday, speaking at a panel on the effects of Turkey’s EU process on Turkish craftsmen.
Bağış also said that universities in the past were only producing theoretical policies, criticizing practical issues while not setting forth anything themselves. “Now Turkish universities are collaborating with academic circles in the countries which are demanding Turkey’s experiences and which are inspired by Turkey,” he said.