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Turkey's warning to Europe

Egemen Bagis is Turkey's Chief EU negotiator in charge of overseeing his country's entry into the EU. But in an interview for HARDtalk he said Turkey would not surrender to the demands of every EU member state in order to gain membership.

He said his country was a proud nation and that the European Union needed Turkey just as much as Turkey needs the EU.

The full interview with Egemen Bagis will be broadcast on Monday 7th December 2009.

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