2/19/2008

EU foreign ministers back latest accession program for Turkey

NTV MSNBC - The foreign ministers of the European Union’s member states have given their endorsement to the latest accession partnership document for Turkey. The document sets out the requirements that Turkey must undertake in order to qualify for membership of the block. In the document, Turkey is called upon to make reforms in the areas of democracy and the rule of law, human rights, citizenship and political rights, economic and social rights, minority rights, cultural rights, protection of minorities, regional and international obligations, economic criteria and harmonization with the EU acquis over the next three to four years.