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Mr Erdogan's AK Party has been accepted for an observer status in the largest political group in the European parliament (Photo: European Commission)

Turkish AKP gets observer status in EU's largest political family

The political parties of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan and of Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko have received observer status within the centre-right European People's Party.

The political bureau of the EPP, the largest political group in the European parliament, hammered out the decision concerning the AK Party and 'Our Ukraine' on Friday (28 January).

The group's party leaders gave a green light to the AK Party last November - long after the Turkish party inform...

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Mr Erdogan's AK Party has been accepted for an observer status in the largest political group in the European parliament (Photo: European Commission)

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