| || || || While it appeared that EU leaders were positive towards Turkey and its membership bid, Erdogan said that problems still remained, just one day before the blocs leaders are to discuss setting a date for accession talks to begin. |
Generally they seem to have a positive approach towards our sensitivities, but we have not resolved everything yet, Erdogan said during a briefing for the Turkish media in Brussels.
When pressed as to what these sensitivities were, the Prime Minister listed the question of Cyprus, proposed permanent safeguards such as limiting freedom of movement for Turkish workers in the EU and the definition of the open-ended nature of the negotiations as being among them.
We cannot say where we stand now, he said. Its all rumours at the moment. We will feel more comfortable when we have the text.