Turkey has begun negotiations with the EU on 12 out of 33 chapter headings.

The chapter heading of environment has been opened as part of Turkey's EU accession negotiations at an intergovernmental conference in Brussels.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, State Minister and chief negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis and Environment & Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu represented Turkey at the meeting.

Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of Sweden, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU, attended the meeting on behalf of the Union.

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