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Britain strong supporter of Turkey’s EU membership

David Lidington, Minister for Europe at the British Foreign Office, says the British Foreign Office is determined to see progress in Turkey’s EU accession process in 2013.

Speaking at a meeting at the Foreign Office, Lidington stressed that Britain was a strong supporter of EU’s expansion to cover Turkey, Western Balkans and Iceland.

“We support Ireland’s wish to open a new chapter in Turkey’s EU talks during the upcoming Irish term presidency,” Lidington also said.

Ireland will assume the EU term presidency on 1st January 2013.

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