The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, said in Prague:
“Moving forward toward Turkish membership in the EU would be an important signal of your commitment to this agenda and ensure that we continue to anchor Turkey firmly in Europe.”
This, however, was not taken lightly by French President, Nickola Sarkozy:
“when it comes to the European Union it’s up to member states of the European Union to decide“.
The German Chancellor, Mrs. Angela Merkel, had this to say:
“whether as a privileged partnership or a full member state, we’re still talking about that”.