Cyprus says cannot consent to lifting veto on Turkey EU chapters

October 19, 2015 8:59 AM

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ATHENS Cyprus said on Monday it would not consent to lifting its objections to Turkish accession negotiations with the European Union, saying the reasons it blocked them were still valid.

"As things presently stand, we cannot give our consent," Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides told Greek state broadcaster NET. He referred specifically to two chapters, or policy areas in accession negotiations, pertaining to judiciary and fundamental rights, and justice, freedom and securit...

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