Austria remains opposed to EU membership talks with Turkey

August 10, 2016 2:49 PM

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VIENNA – Austria's chancellor says he remains in favor of ending EU membership talks with Turkey, despite opposition from senior EU leaders, and is looking for support for his views within the 28-nation union.

Christian Kern's initial call to stop the negotiations earlier this month was rejected by EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker as well as German and other EU government officials.

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