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Thursday, September 23, 2004

News: "BRUSSELS, Sept 23 (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin voiced misgivings on Thursday about Turkey joining the EU, asking if Europe really wanted 'the river of Islam to enter the riverbed of secularism.'

His comments to the Wall Street Journal Europe put a spotlight on differences between French President Jacques Chirac, who has backed Turkey's membership bid, and his own Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), which is totally opposed. "
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Are some Frenchmen getting smarter, or are they scared to death?
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