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Finnish envoy backs Turkey's bid for EU membership

Finnish envoy backs Turkey's bid for EU membership

Finland's foreign minister says he hopes Turkey will eventually join the European Union despite obstacles to accession.
But Alexander Stubb says Turkey's refusal to recognize EU-member Cyprus remains a key hindrance.
Cyprus was divided along ethnic lines in 1974 when Turkey invaded in response to a coup by supporters of union with Greece.
Stubb made the remarks Monday after talks with his Cypriot counterpart, Markos Kyprianou.


Updated : 2021-01-24 11:17 GMT+08:00