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'They Will Give In' Turkey Pressures Germany on EU Accession

A European commissioner's remark that Germany and France would one day come crawling "on their knees" begging Turkey to join the EU has miffed Berlin and thrilled Ankara. As German Chancellor Merkel prepares for a visit to Turkey, the country is pushing for concessions.
Von Jürgen Gottschlich
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan and German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin last fall.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan and German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin last fall.

AFP
-- with wire reports