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Western Leaders Debate EU Membership for Turkey

In Brussels, European leaders reach an agreement to begin talks next year that could eventually allow Turkey to join the E.U. Western leaders insist that Turkey move toward normalizing relations with the island of Cyprus. Turkish troops have occupied the northern part of the island for decades. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Ivan Watson.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.
Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.
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