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Cablegate: Finland: Demarche Turkey Accession

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RR RUEHAG RUEHROV
DE RUEHHE #0343 2111255
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
R 291255Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY HELSINKI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4445
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA 0130
RUEHIT/AMCONSUL ISTANBUL 0030

C O N F I D E N T I A L HELSINKI 000343

SIPDIS

EUR/SE TURKEY DESK DANIELLE GARBE AND EUR/ERA ACTING POL
DEPUTY DIRECTOR JEFF GIAUQUE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/30/2018
TAGS: PTER PGOV TU EUN FI
SUBJECT: FINLAND: DEMARCHE TURKEY ACCESSION

REF: A. STATE 79278
B. ANKARA 1247
C. ANKARA 1289

Classified By: DCM Michael Butler for Reasons 1.4 (B) and (D)

(C) DCM delivered demarche on Turkey's accession to MFA
Acting Political Director Anu Laamanen on July 28. Laamanen
noted Finland's long-standing support for Turkish EU
membership, and added that she expects a creative result on
the AKP court case that would allow Turkey's accession
process to proceed. She indicated the EU's focus on the
Lisbon Treaty has overshadowed the Turkish court case, thus
limiting discussion among EU members.
BARRETT

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