The Solution for Turkey

A quote from Angela Merkel in Le Figaro, 20 July 2005

The UMP [the party of Nicolas Sarkozy, the likely future President of France] and the CDU [the party of Angela Merkel, the likely future Chancellor of Germany] agree that a privileged partnership should be the solution for Turkey. We are convinced that Europe needs borders. In other words: not every country in the world is eligible for integration in Europe.