AP is reporting that the European Commission has recommended that the European Union hold membership talks with Turkey, but has set conditions. As previously reported in JURIST's Paper Chase, Turkey's legislature recently approved changes to the country's penal code in a last-minute bid to enhance its chances of EU admission.
UPDATE: Remarks of European Commission President Romano Prodi communicating the Commission's recommendation to the EU are now available here. The Commission also has a press release on the report and more on Turkey and its bid for EU membership. Radio Free Europe has more.