Gul Says Turkey Ready to Seal Expanded Customs Protocol With EU

ANKARA, Turkey — Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Tuesday (31 May) that the country is ready to sign an expanded customs union agreement with the EU, which includes Cyprus. He added that the document awaits some finalisation on the EU side. Sealing the treaty is the main condition set by the EU for starting accession talks with Ankara in early October.

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