Obama, Sarkozy disagree Turkey's entry to EU

CAEN, France – President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy don't see eye to eye on whether Turkey should be allowed to join the European Union.

Obama supports EU membership for the largely Muslim country. Sarkozy sahr-koh-ZEE' opposes it.

Obama says Turkey is an important NATO ally is helping with the war in Afghanistan. He says Turkey's economy is growing and that the country wants closer relations with Europe — something Obama says he encourages.

Sarkozy says he supports Turkey's integration into Europe, but that he and Obama disagree on how to achieve it.

The two leaders spoke at a news conference Saturday before D-Day celebrations in Normandy, France.

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