Spain Supports Turkey’s Candidature for EU Membership: Spanish Premier

Politics Materials 16 September 2008 17:44 (UTC +04:00)

The Spanish Premier Xose Luis Zapatero, who is on a visit to Turkey, supported the country's candidature for membership at the European Union (EU), CNN Turk reported.

"Span supports Turkey as a potential member of the EU," Zapatero stated at a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Receb Tayyib Erdogan. Division of civilizations into west and east is incorrect, the Spanish Premier said uttering his support to Turkey, which is located in the territory of contact of different religions and cultures. "Firstly, the unity of civilizations means unification of values and interests. Idea of the union of civilization is the United Nations' (UN) initiative to prevent political conflicts worldwide," he said.