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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Swedes Support Turkey's Eu

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PP RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHIK RUEHLZ RUEHROV
DE RUEHSM #0543 2140750
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 010750Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY STOCKHOLM
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3648
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 0151
RUEHIT/AMCONSUL ISTANBUL PRIORITY 0025

UNCLAS STOCKHOLM 000543

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER PGOV TU EUN SW
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: SWEDES SUPPORT TURKEY'S EU
ACCESSION

REF: STATE 79278

On July 29, poloff delivered reftel demarche to Tove
Skagerwall, Desk Officer at the MFA. Skagerwall said Sweden
is a strong supporter of Turkey's accession to the EU. In a
press statement on July 30, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt
positively reacted to the decision by the Turkish
Constitutional Court not to ban the AK Party.

Begin Excerpted Text:
"The decision opens up for further reforms, ensuring Turkey's
further progress in line with European norms of democratic
governance, human rights and the rule of law. The Council of
Europe stands ready to assist in this process."

End Excerpted Text.
SILVERMAN

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