The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkey seen as not European enough to join EU

The European Union says it has agreed to resume membership talks with Turkey.

Turkey first applied for full membership of what was then the European Economic Community in 1987.

The EU's European affairs ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, said the talks would restart on 5 November, after being stalled for three years.

James Reynolds reports

  • 05 Nov 2013