Turkey promises progress on reforms for EU membership

Turkey promises progress on reforms for EU membership

[JURIST] Turkey [JURIST Countries archive] is on track with reforms it pledged to undertake in its pursuit of EU membership, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Tuesday in an interview [FT report] with the Financial Times. Gul rejected criticism that the country had not lived up to previous agreements and would not be prepared for more negotiations scheduled in October 2005. Some EU leaders have questioned Turkey's implementation of human rights reforms it made last year to gain further talks on EU accession. The EU has more on enlargement. Reuters has more.