Norwegian Crown Prince visits Ankara
Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon Magnus yesterday arrived in Ankara at the invitation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Magnus first visited Anitkabir, Ataturk's mausoleum, and then met with Erdogan. "Norway became an EU member, but its people turned down membership (in a 1972 referendum)," Erdogan told a joint press conference. "But Turkey still continues its membership negotiations." He added, "If our negotiations succeed, then we'll ask our people. I believe they will approve it. According to the polls, 60% of the Turkish people favor EU membership. We want our European friends to continue fair negotiations and to reach a conclusion."