MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Almost half of Europeans (49 per cent) think Turkey will never join the European Union or that it will take more than a decade to do so, a Sputnik.Polls survey has shown.
The poll found that this view was shared by 58 per cent of Germans, 55 per cent of French people, and 33 per cent of the British public.
The survey was conducted by a prominent French international polling and market research institute, the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP), and Populus for Sputnik News Agency and Radio.
When asked when Turkey will become a member of the EU, only 17 per cent of French people, 27 per cent of Germans, and 38 per cent of Brits said they expected the country to join the EU within the next 10 years. Twenty-nine per cent of Brits, 28 per cent of French citizens, and 15 per cent of German respondents did not answer the question.
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