Turkey's foreign minister expects objective progress report from EU
The Turkish foreign minister expressed his expectation for an objective and fair progress report on Tuesday.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said that he expected that the European Commission would prepare an objective and fair progress report on Turkey.
The commission is to make public the report on Turkey's progress on the road to European Union (EU) membership in November.
"This year's report should objectively and fairly show where Turkey is, what it is doing, and what it has to do," Babacan told the private NTV channel.
Babacan said Turkey would make reforms according to its own schedule and priorities.
Also, Babacan said that Turkey would maintain its busy diplomacy traffic with Armenia, and told the private channel that he might meet his Armenian counterpart in a meeting of the foreign ministers of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) countries in Tirana, Albania.
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul paid one-day visit to the Armenian capital of Yerevan to watch a 2010 World Cup qualifier between Turkish and Armenian national soccer teams on September 6, 2008.
Gul met his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsian during this visit.