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05ANKARA837 2005-02-14 15:35:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Ankara
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ANKARA MEDIA REACTION REPORT

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141535Z Feb 05
					  					
UNCLAS ANKARA 000837

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR INR/R/MR, EUR/SE, EUR/PD, NEA/PD, DRL
JCS PASS J-5/CDR S. WRIGHT

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPRC KMDR TU
SUBJECT: ANKARA MEDIA REACTION REPORT
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2005


THIS REPORT PRESENTS THE TURKISH PRESS SUMMARY UNDER THREE
THEMES:

HEADLINES
BRIEFING
EDITORIAL OPINION


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European Union
Moscow's initial reaction to Turkey drawing closer to the EU
was lukewarm. "If you enter the EU we cannot meet
frequently," Putin was reported as telling his host, Prime
Minister Erdogan, during the former's visit to Ankara in
late 2004. However, at the two leaders' next meeting in
Moscow in January 2005, Putin already said that Russia was
in favour of Turkey's EU membership, primarily since it
promised to open up new trading channels for Russia. ''We
welcome Turkey's success at the EU Brussels summit,'' Putin
said in Moscow. ''I hope that Turkey's integration in the
European Union will open up a new horizon for Russian-
Turkish business cooperation.''

EDELMAN