Source Pravda.Ru

Turkey awaiting EU entry talks to start

&to=http:// english.pravda.ru/diplomatic/2002/12/23/41224.html ' target=_blank>Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan voiced confidence on Wednesday that &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2002/04/18/27762.html ' target=_blank>Turkey would win a date for opening long-delayed European Union entry talks at a landmark summit of the bloc's 25 leaders this week.

Diplomats in Brussels confirmed the leaders would agree on Friday to open talks with the populous &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/usa/2001/10/08/17463.html ' target=_blank>Muslim country in October or November 2005 with the clear aim of membership.

"Politics does not allow for emotions and we are not emotional. We want to carry out this process in a mature way," Erdogan told a news conference at Ankara airport before flying to Brussels for the summit, which starts on Thursday evening, informs Reuters.