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Gadhafi: Turkey a Trojan Horse

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has said that Turkish entry into the EU would see Islamic militants rejoicing.

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has said it would be dangerous for Turkey to be let into the European Union calling its membership bid a "Trojan horse" for Islamic militants like Osama bin Laden. "As far as the Islamic world is concerned -- including the Islamic extremists, even bin Laden -- they're rejoicing over the entry of Turkey in the European Union," he said according to Italian media. "I'm saying only what will happen with the entry of the horse into Troy," he added. Gadhafi made his statements in an interview with RAI television -- due to be aired Friday. Also published in Italian daily La Repubblica on Thursday, his views came shortly before EU leaders decided to open negotiations with Turkey in October next year. (

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