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German finance minister says Turkey is not part of Europe
by Matthias Inverardi
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday Turkey should not join the European Union as it was not part of Europe, bluntly underlining Berlin's opposition to the long-running membership bid.
Germany pressed the 28-member bloc to delay a new round of membership talks last week, in response to Ankara's crackdown on anti-government protesters.
Brussels postponed the discussions for at least four months, but said the path to Turkey's membership was still open.
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