ANKARA, September 16, 2004 ( – Rather than jeopardize the country’s chances of joining the European Union, Turkey’s government announced Tuesday a decision to scrap a proposal to make adultery illegal. The decision came after a meeting between the ruling Justice and Development Party and the main opposition, the pro-secular Republican Peoples Party.  An EU commission is expected to release a report on the country’s readiness to join the alliance in October, based on pre-determined EU criteria. EU Commissioners from the Netherlands, which allows homosexual ‘marriage’, and Austria are opposing Turkey’s entrance into the EU. Austrian Foreign Minister Benita Ferrero-Waldner said the anti-adultery legislation, “is certainly something that will have to be dealt with.”  Read former coverage:   tv


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