H.Con.Res.493 - Urging the Republic of Turkey to comply with all European Union standards and criteria prior to its accession to the European Union.109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: H.Con.Res.493 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Introduced in House (09/29/2006)
States that the Republic of Turkey should demonstrate that it is meeting Copenhagen European Council criteria for European Union (EU) accession.
Calls on Turkey to: (1) adhere to all EU accession criteria and EU laws, extend its customs union to all EU members, and recognize all EU members, including the Republic of Cyprus; and (2) pledge to uphold and safeguard human, religious, and cultural rights.
Urges the removal of Turkish occupation forces from the northern one-third of Cyprus in accordance with U.N. Security Council Resolution 353.
States that Turkey should recognize the fundamental rights of all Cypriots, including the rights of property ownership, free movement, free settlement, and refugee return.
Encourages Turkey to continue to modernize and democratize its own society.