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La Repubblica - Italy | Thursday, July 31, 2008

Much work still needs doing

In the wake of the judgement by the Turkish constitutional court, the daily La Repubblica writes that the Turkish government has a lot of work to do. Despite the positive side of the judgement, "which dispels the climate of uncertainty, Erdoğan is clear that Turkey has lost precious time, above all concerning the attempt to enter the EU which it started in 2005. The reaction of the leaders in Brussels is positive, and the judgement will allow Ankara to maintain its course. Eight of the 35 chapters necessary for entering the EU are already on the negotiating table, and France wants to include two more before the end of its presidency. Turkey is breathing a sigh of relief."

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