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    Erdogan

    " Erdogan, who is about to have the EU put his chair outside the door, seized the favorable moment to use the pope of all people as a crown witness for Turkish EU membership..." - Radio Vatican

    * What do the texts in bold mean?

    1. Does " to put his chair outside the door" mean to disclose something secret?

    2. And " Crown Witness" is prime or most important witness.

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    Re: Erdogan

    It sounds as if he is about to be removed from the discussions so that the others can talk freely about Turkish accession- there are probably periods when he can be present and others when only the members are there.
    The pope is not just an ordinary witness- 'crown' is used to signify royal authority (Law Dictionary).

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    #3

    Re: Erdogan

    Or he is making some trouble that they want him out of the discussion.


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    #4

    Re: Erdogan

    I think it means that the EU is about to give qualified approval for Turkey to join the EU.

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    #5

    Re: Erdogan

    Who's right now???

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    #6

    Re: Erdogan

    Additional context might be useful here.

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    #7

    Re: Erdogan

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Or he is making some trouble that they want him out of the discussion.
    I don't think so; he's not a member and members may well want to discuss some things privately.

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