Turkey denies reports on FM's meeting with Rice

Turkish MFA denied on Wednesday a news report claiming that Turkish FM Ali Babacan asked U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to press on France regarding Turkey's EU bid.

Turkey denies reports on FM's meeting with Rice
Turkish MFA denied on Wednesday a news report claiming that Turkish FM Ali Babacan asked U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to press on France regarding Turkey's EU bid.

Spokesman Burak Ozugergin said in a statement that a news report, published in Cumhuriyet daily on June 11th, containing statements allegedly to have been made by Babacan at his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State, was not true.

"Headline, expressions in the report and claims do not reflect the reality," Ozugergin said.

Cumhuriyet daily claimed that Babacan confessed his opinion about Turkey's EU membership to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a meeting in Washington D.C. and asked for U.S. support against France's stance on Turkey's membership.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Haziran 2008, 11:33
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