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No Breakthroughs in Emergency EU Talks on Turkey


No breakthroughs were reported during talks in Luxembourg Sunday aimed at ending a stalemate blocking European Union membership negotiations with Turkey.

EU foreign ministers, meeting in emergency session in Luxembourg, are expected to meet again Monday -- the same day the long-awaited negotiations with Turkey were supposed to begin.

Diplomats reported some progress during Sunday's talks, and are holding out hopes for a breakthrough.

Austria is demanding that negotiations with Turkey include the possibility of offering Ankara less than full EU membership.

Turkey has said it would not accept a so called "privileged partnership."

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP, Reuters.