EU's Tusk urges Erdogan to respect judicial process

December 23, 2014 5:15 PM

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EU's Tusk urges Erdogan to respect judicial process

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Donald Tusk, president of the European Council of EU leaders, urged Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday to ensure fair treatment of recent detainees, a week after sharp exchanges between the bloc and its prospective Muslim member.

In a statement couched in diplomatic language, the former Polish prime minister said he and Erdogan discussed in a telephone call how to improve relations. He said the European Union welcomed Turkey's efforts to care for Syrian refugees.

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