Comment: Turkey treads path towards EU

The decision by the European Union to open membership talks with Turkey earlier this month is "the end of a long beginning", according to the central bank governor, Sureyya Serdengecti. Nonetheless membership is hardly around the corner.


Political obstacles abound and, unlike the most recent entrants to the Union, strong vested interests opposed to Turkey's membership remain. Yet Turkey's recent economic reforms lend credibility to its application, and present an

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