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UPDATED: 11:39, October 23, 2005
Most Greeks believe Turkey's EU accession beneficial but oppose its entry
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Most Greeks believed that Turkey's accession to the European Union (EU) is in the interest of Greece, but the majority opposes Ankara's European prospects, according to a survey published on Saturday.

The survey was conducted by the VPRC Institute, which was taken nationwide one week after the formal start of Turkey's accession talks with the European Union, and was published in Saturday's edition of the "Kathimerini" newspaper.

The survey found that 46 percent of respondents believe that Turkey's accession to the European Union is in the interest of Greece, while only 38 percent take it as harmful.

The majority, 65 per cent, is confident that Greek-Turkish relations will probably improve, the survey said.

Meanwhile, "most Greeks believe that the outcome of the course Turkey's negotiations will be successful," According to the survey.

However, those opposing Turkey's EU accession accounts for 58 per cent, the survey found.

Source: Xinhua

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