EU to open new chapter in Turkey accession talks

EU agrees to open Chapter 17 in Turkey’s accession talks in December

EU to open new chapter in Turkey accession talks

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish EU Minister Volkan Bozkir has said EU will open Chapter 17 on economic and monetary policy in Turkey’s EU accession talks in December.

"Hopefully, we will open Chapter 17 on December 14 or 15 in Brussels," Bozkir said at the Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs in the capital Ankara Thursday.

Out of 35 policy chapters, so far 14 chapters have been opened and 17 remain blocked, including Chapter 17 on economic and monetary policy, and Chapter 26 on education and culture.

The Cyprus issue remains a major obstacle to Turkey's EU membership bid. 

Bozkir added that five or six more chapters may open sometime in 2016. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Kasım 2015, 11:23
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