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Thread: Turkey's membership bid to the EU

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    Turkey's membership bid to the EU

    With Dominique DeVillepin's statement of today (Europe1.radio) that Turkey should recognize all 25 EU members states (namely Cyprus) before membership negociations could be opened, I believe that Ankara's bid to the EU has suffered the beginning of a major set back. This does not look like much, just a comment from the French Prime Minister. But DeVillepin is not just the latest French Prime Minister he is also a man of strong character and tremendous charisma as we noticed in the period leading up to the invasion of Iraq. Potentially, DeVillepin just opened today a new chapter in EU-Turkey relations. Greece will probably follow France in a NO to the opening of the negociations, of course Cyprus will too, I would be surprised if Austria, the Netherland and Denmark were not going to request a moratorium before opening the negociations. So, in brief I see today's DeVillepin's statement as a sign. For those of you who may not remember, nothing can go ahead in the enlargement process unless all 25 Heads of states agree.On the other side Erdogan has declared in the Turkish Parliament that his Gouvernment would never recognize the Republic of Cyprus . I see a deadlock. What do YOU see?

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    I see gravel in the EU machinery. That`s all. It will all be taken care of in time.
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    I see no EU for Turkey to join beyond monetary union and a trade zone.

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    I see something weve all known for years that will eventually be resolved.
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    A say this:

    Set Turkey entry requirements, that will demand it corrects all these problems (human rights, Cyprus,...). If it manages to satisfy the requirements, let it in.

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    now EU will plead turkey to join EU because of there financial crisis

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    Quote Originally Posted by maheenangel74 View Post
    now EU will plead turkey to join EU because of there financial crisis
    Turkey has money?

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    turkey's economy is now more stable than greece and italy

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    Quote Originally Posted by maheenangel74 View Post
    turkey's economy is now more stable than greece and italy
    So the EU will beg a nation with an economy that is now ' more stable' than Greece or Italy to join it.
    I doubt it it

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    turkey's growth rate is one of the highest, turkey will become econmic power in furure..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by maheenangel74 View Post
    turkey's growth rate is one of the highest, turkey will become econmic power in furure..............
    Good then you wont need to join the EU

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    do u think when germany and uk joined they were in crisis?...being a rich doesnt mean that u dont want more money

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    Quote Originally Posted by maheenangel74 View Post
    do u think when germany and uk joined they were in crisis?...being a rich doesnt mean that u dont want more money
    So want EU subsidies or do you want your unskilled labour to work in Europe?
    You think you are rich already?
    I really dont think that the EU particularly want Turkey to be a member

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    time will tell...............every rise has to fall

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    Quote Originally Posted by maheenangel74 View Post
    time will tell...............every rise has to fall
    Does the EU need to fall to want to admit Turkey?
    Are you seriously suggesting that the EU will need Turkey to save it ?

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