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Turkey EUROPEAN UNION
Brussels to decide Turkish bid to join EU
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan says Europe should prove it is not a Christian club. France is in favour of Turkey's entry because it is in its interest but demands Turkey acknowledge Armenian genocide. European bishops state that the EU is forgetting Turkish violations of religious freedom.
17/12/2004 TURKEY - EUROPEAN UNION
EU's Cyprus demand dismays Turkey
Orthodox Patriarch hopes for "a positive decision".
29/10/2004 DOSSIER EUROPE - INDIA
Europe's deafening silence vis-à-vis Asia's persecuted Christians
John Dayal, president of the All India Catholic Union, hopes Europe will pay closer attention to the issue of minority protection in South Asia.
05/10/2004 TURKEY - EUROPE
A ticket to Europe for Turkey? Yes, but
Efforts by government, scepticism of the elderly, optimism of young, secular Mulsims. Msgr Franceschini, bishop of Anatolia: "We're on the right path, but there's still a long way to go".
06/10/2004 TURKEY - EUROPE
What changes in store for Turkey and the EU
Brussels responds today to Turkey's bid to join the 25-member European Union. European views diverge and activists warn that human rights situation is not all rosy.
03/06/2016 09:43:00 TURKEY - GERMANY
German parliament recognizes Armenian genocide. Wrath of Ankara
The Bundestag vote allows that German authorities of that time knew of the genocidal plans and did nothing to stop it. Historians tell us that the solution of the elimination of Armenians, Greeks and other minorities responded to the geopolitical demands of Western powers. For Angela Merkel, who was absent from the vote on the Armenian Genocide the "single fact" should not affect alliance between Ankara and Berlin.
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