GERMAN INDUSTRIALISTS’ GROUP ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR TURKEY’S EU BID

Tuesday, December 10 2002 @ 03:13 pm UTC

Speaking to the Financial Times yesterday, Michael Rogowski, head of the German Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association, said that it would soon release a statement detailing its support for Turkey’s European Union membership bid.
In the leadup to this Thursday and Friday’s EU Copenhagen summit, voices in support of Turkey’s membership are on the rise.
The German group had met with a delegation from its Turkish counterpart, the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD), during the latter’s lobbying tour for Turkey’s bid. The group is said to be favor of a fast track for Turkey’s membership, saying that further delays could harm the growing trade relations between Germany and Turkey

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