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(AP) – Turkey ‘s prime minister says the European Union should accept the predominantly Muslim country if it truly wants to show it’s not what he calls a “Christian club.” The statement was quoted by the Anatolia news agency from remarks made to Islamic preachers. The EU’s head office is to present its proposed roadmap for membership talks with Turkey on Wednesday — a draft for negotiations that are expected to last at least a decade. Turkey ‘s drive for EU entry has alarmed some EU nations that fear its Islamic influence would dilute Christian roots and culture in a Europe already struggling to absorb a crush of immigrants. Those worries were part of the reason that prompted some French and Dutch voters to reject the proposed European Union constitution.

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