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As EU celebrates 60th anniversary, Turkey considers a vote on joining

As EU celebrates 60th anniversary, Turkey considers a vote on joining

With Britain poised to start divorce proceedings, the 27 remaining European Union nations put pen to paper Saturday in Rome to renew their vows for continued unity in the face of crises that are increasingly testing the bonds between members.

Meanwhile, Turkey's president said Saturday that the country might pursue a “Brexit”-like referendum on whether to seek European Union membership.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought up the proposal at a Turkish-U.K. forum in the southern city of Antalya, referring to the British departure from the EU and saying Turkey “might” hold a similar referendum after the April 16 vote to expand the powers of the Turkish presidency.

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