Replying questions of reporters, Poudade said, ''EU entry talks with Turkey will start on October 3rd. This will be a long negotiation process for Turkey's adjustment to the EU. We should wait for the talks to start. We will be pleased to see Turkey as being European. The result is up to Turkey.''
Poudade later visited Bursa Governor Oguz Kagan Koksal.
When Koksal asked for the support of France to Turkey for its EU membership bid, Poudade said, ''the French President clearly expressed his support to Turkey's negotiation process.''