Turkey gets testy over EU talks
Erdogan accused France and the Netherlands 'weak governments' for not overruling their citizens and pushing for Turkey to join the EU. But never fear, EC President Jose Manuel Barroso will continue with the full press, as will England, and unbelievably, the US State Department. Who does our State Dept work for, us or the Islamists? One wonders watching dhimwit Dhimmi Rice praise the Palestinians for their post-pullout behavior in Gaza, send Karen Hughes to kiss ISNA's but and proclaim to Bill O'Reilly last week that Iraq will be a 'non theocratic Islamic state', which sounds like an oxymoron to me but wasn't questioned about what that means.
I don't want Turkey in the EU. The majority of the citizens of the EU do not want Turkey in the EU. Why are our leaders always telling us they know best and ignoring the demands of their citizens?
Islam is bad. Turkey is Islam with a thin veneer of 'secularism', which is badly peeling, but never mind that say our leaders and their Muslim apologists. Muslims, good and bad, come and go, but Islam stays around, and good Muslims have Islam on their side, not the bad Muslims that our leaders fawn over. 'Moderate' muslims, if there are such things, are bad Muslims because they choose or pretend to ignore hundreds of verses from the Qur'an and Hadiths. The problem is this is NOT the 'natural' state of Islam. It is false. The natural state of Islam is jihad and hatred of Infidels. That is why 'bad' Muslims will never achieve a permanent position in Islam, if they are even true 'in their hearts' to their statements. How can you tell with all that taqiyya flying around? Jihad is the state that Islam will always be, it may be weak, even restive at time, but the 'strong stage' of jihad always rises when opportunity comes around. Believe me, the good Muslims are just thrilled with getting Turkey in the EU. In an instant, it accelerates the Muslim penetration of Europe by 20 years. Yeah, I am sure the good Muslims are just tickled pink.
EU should just put an end to this but they won't. That whole Brussels bureaucratic leftist extremist outhouse should be dismantled.
Turkey lashes out at France and the Netherlands
Financial Times ^ | September 16, 2005 | By Lionel Barber, US Managing Editor, in New York
Posted on 09/17/2005 10:02:35 AM PDT by joan
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on Friday blamed “weak governments” in France and the Netherlands for failing to tackle public opposition to Turkish membership of the EU.
He also singled out for criticism Angela Merkel, the Christian Democrat opposition leader who may become Germany’s first woman chancellor after next Sunday’s general election, for coming out against Turkey joining the EU.
“There are a few governments in the EU which have a negative attitude toward us,” Mr Erdogan told top business leaders, NGOs and academics meeting at the Clinton Global Initiative forum in New York. Blocking Turkey would mean the EU would remain a “Christian club”, he said.
Mrs Merkel, along with Nicholas Sarkozy, France’s presidential hopeful, have both expressed opposition to full EU membership for Turkey. Instead, Mrs Merkel is pressing the EU to offer Turkey only a “privileged partnership” – a position shared by the Austrian government.
Mr Erdogan said Turkey had tackled obstacles to Turkish membership, including recent efforts to resolve differences with Greece over the occupation of Cyprus. He sharply criticized the accession of the divided island of Cyprus to the EU, describing it as “a big mistake”.
This week, Britain and France agreed provisionally that Turkey should recognise all EU member states, including Cyprus, as early as possible before the EU could declare it ready for accession.
The move puts pressure on the Ankara government to upgrade its relations with the Nicosia government in Cyprus and to resolve other outstanding disputes such as the ban on Cypriot ships docking at Turkish ports.
Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, told reporters in New York this week that he strongly favoured starting accession negotiations with Turkey on October 3. But he suggested that negotiations would take a long time and face considerable public opposition in Europe.
“Will Turkey accede to the EU?” he asked. “Nobody knows.”
Many political observers said voters in France and the Netherlands defeated the EU’s constitutional treaty partly because of unease about the prospect of Turkey joining the EU. But Mr Erdogan blamed weak governments in these countries for failing to defend the vision of an “alliance of civilizations” between Moslem Turkey and a Christian western Europe.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Turkey gets testy over EU talks