Recent tensions amplify EU concerns over Turkey joining the bloc

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    Ahead of an EU summit next month, Erdogan says he sees Turkey as part of Europe. Meanwhile, simmering tensions between France and Turkey that are in danger of boiling over could become yet another obstacle for Ankara.

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