Turkish PM: Pope said he wants Turkey to join EU

December 1, 2006 19:56


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured Turks on Friday that Pope Benedict XVI clearly expressed his desire to see Turkey join the European Union. A statement was issued by the prime minister's office in response to Turkish media reports that questioned comment Erdogan made Tuesday after a brief meeting with Benedict, saying the pope was supporting Turkey's candidacy. "In the meeting, Pope Benedict XVI has clearly expressed his desire to see Turkey in the European Union," the statement said. "He has said that he thinks Turkey could have positive contributions to the European Union by showing that different religions and cultures could live together." The Vatican has said only that it sees the steps that Turkey is taking to meet EU membership requirements as positive.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

A seasteading design contest winner, initiated by the Seasteading Institute
April 18, 2019
U.S.-Thai couple could face death penalty for living at sea