Turkey needs to conduct reforms – deputy PM
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.29
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey needs to conduct reforms, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said while speaking in the World Economic Forum that kicked off in Turkey's Istanbul city on Sept.29.
He said currently, reforms in the economic sphere are priority for Turkey, adding that the EU standards are the main criteria for conducting reforms in the country, TRT Haber TV channel reported.
The deputy prime minister said Turkey has carried out many reforms over the last 12 years.
The official negotiations on Turkey's accession to the EU started in 2005.
Turkey has fulfilled 65 percent of its obligations to the EU for its accession to this organization.