Turkey's accession to get green light from EU ministers


European Affairs ministers are expected to agree on opening a new chapter in Turkey's EU accession talks at a meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday, after overcoming resistance from some member states due to its violent crackdown on protesters, dpa reported.

"I think there's a big big majority, overwhelming, that wants to open the (negotiation) chapter," Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said Tuesday.

Turkey, for its part, is now willing to accept a compromise under which the EU would agree to open a new accession chapter, but actual talks would depend on the bloc's next report on Ankara's democratic reform process later this year, according to sources close to the negotiations.

Adapted from TODAY.AZ

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