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EU-Turkey Accession Talks Continue to Face Big Obstacles

European Union foreign ministers have green-lighted the resumption of membership talks with Turkey. Negotiations have been stalled for three years by political tensions and, more recently, the Turkish government's violent crackdown on protesters this past summer.  Still, despite efforts to restart the accession process, questions remain over how much influence Brussels has over Ankara. The EU meant to restart membership talks with Ankara in June. But the decision was delayed due to ...

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