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French ambassor pledges 'balanced an objective' EU Presidency towards Turkey

French ambassor pledges 'balanced an objective' EU Presidency towards Turkey

French ambassor pledges 'balanced an objective' EU Presidency towards Turkey

The French presidency of the European Union in the second half of 2008 will be �very balanced and objective," and so need not cause Turkey concern, French Ambassador to Ankara Bernard Emie told a meeting of the Association of Turkish-French Businessmen yesterday. Stating that France favors continuing Turkey's accession talks with the EU, Emie added that his country places special importance on close Turkish-EU ties.