Germany`s Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier,
who could be the next German MP after Merkel,
(at least that's what the polls for his party show) is cited:
"Commenting on the prospect of Turkey, a country with a majority Muslim population, the German minister said EU was not a "Christian Club".
"Overcoming prejudices and establishing new networks and cooperation projects is very important. The Alliance of Civilizations is a valuable contribution towards that," he said, commenting on the Alliance of Civilizations initiative established by Turkey and Spain."