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FM: EU talks with Turkey before Croatia is absurd

Hungary supports fully Turkey's quest to join the EU but it would be absurd if Ankara were invited to start EU entry talks earlier than Zagreb, Hungarian Foreign Minister Ferenc Somogyi said yesterday. "Croatia's progress towards accession would absolutely justify the start of negotiations," he said. "Hungary is not ignoring the problem concerning the extradition of war criminals," Somogyi continued at a forum organized by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, noting that the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal still expects Croatia to extradite former general Ante Gotovina. (MTI; NG 6)