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Eiffel Tower Lit Up With Colors Of Turkish Flag

The Eiffel Tower has been lit up in red and white, the colors of the Turkish flag, as part of festivities in a French cultural season celebrating Turkey.

The special lighting will last through Sunday. The "Season of Turkey in France," as the cultural program is known, began in July and continues through March. More than 400 cultural and other events are planned.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul is visiting Paris this week, and he will have lunch with President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace on Friday.

Turkey is trying to become a member of the European Union, but Sarkozy has opposed the idea.