( Cihan ) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reiterated his disapproval of Turkey's membership to European Union and announced that he was working on a strategy that would terminate Turkey's membership process in an interview in the French press.
Speaking with French daily Le Figaro, Sarkozy repeated his view that there was no place for Turkey within the European Union.
Sarkozy said that the strategy he was working on would not divide Europe.
He also stressed he was not against the Turkish nation, but was only trying to determine the borders of the union.
Sarkozy has been opposed to Turkish membership in the EU throughout his campaign to become French President. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, which is now the rotating head of the EU, is closely aligned with France's Sarkozy in their opposition to Turkish accession.
Turkey has been seeking membership in the EU from its foundation in 1957. Turkey first applied in 1963, and in October 2005, negotiations started on eventual accession, hopes of which were warmly received in Turkey at the time.