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Consider, a Turkey that enters the EU will abide by the Aquis. Which means Greek Cypriots will be provided freedom of movement to the north and the right to return to their property by virtue of the Aquis. This is why entering the EU was important for the Greek Cypriots, not because of veto threats over Turkey.

You seem to be making two extremely unlikely assumptions:

  1. That Turkey will join the EU without Cyprus being reunified. Greece and the Republic of Cyprus would veto it.

  2. That Turkish membership of the EU would make the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which in the eyes of the Turkish government is an independent, sovereign state, subject to the EU acquis.
by Gag Halfrunt on Tue Feb 26th, 2008 at 08:52:52 AM EST

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