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Published: Wednesday August 27, 2014 MYT 9:02:35 PM
Updated: Wednesday August 27, 2014 MYT 9:03:38 PM

Incoming Turkish prime minister says EU membership strategic target

ANKARA (Reuters) - Incoming Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday membership of the European Union was a strategic target for Turkey and will be pursued decisively.

In a speech to the ruling AK Party of president-elect Tayyip Erdogan, whom he was set to replace as party leader later on Wednesday, Davutoglu said the country's foreign policy would remain multi-faceted.

(Reporting by Orhan Coskun and Gulsen Solaker; Writing by Daren Butler, Editing by Humeyra Pamuk)

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