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Turkey's application to accede to the European Union was made on 14 April 1987. Turkey has been an associate member of the European Union (EU) and its predecessors since 1963. [ 2 ] After the ten founding members, Turkey was one of the first countries to become a member of the Council of Europe in 1949, and was also a founding member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1961 [ 3 ] and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 1973. The country has also been an associate member of the Western European Union since 1992, and is a part of the "Western Europe" branch of the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) at the United Nations . Turkey signed a Customs Union agreement with the EU in 1995 and was officially recognised as a candidate for full membership on 12 December 1999, at the Helsinki summit of the European Council .
Go to main content [shortcut key S], by skipping site tools, language selector, navigation path and navigation menu Go to navigation menu, by skipping site tools, language selector and navigation path Go to navigation path, by skipping site tools and language selector 29-30/04/2011 Youth Employment Conference, Job Fair - Budapest (HU)