Sunday, 12 September 2010

Turkey Takes Another Step Towards EU Membership

The Guardian reports:
Turkey on course for changes to constitution after referendum

Early results indicate support for amendments described by government as key step on path to full democracy

Early returns in a referendum on constitutional amendments suggest strong support for changes that the government says are a key step in Turkey's path to full democracy.

Turkish broadcaster NTV television reports that with 75% of today's vote counted, results indicate 60% of those ballots cast favour the amendments.
Though the Guardian doesn't mention the EU factor, the 26 amendments to Turkey's constitution are in line with some of the EU requirements for membership.

2 comments:

  1. Not too sure TBF if you saw this:

    http://witteringsfromwitney.blogspot.com/2010/04/barcelona-event.html

    and this:

    http://witteringsfromwitney.blogspot.com/2010/08/talking-turkey.html

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