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New Direction For Turkey!

Postby T_C » Wed May 16, 2007 4:40 am

The new and the coming advancements in EU do not seem too good for Turkey.
And the proceedings for the accession negotiations are not advancing as well as in the honeymoon days.
The first change took place in Germany.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder passed his seat to Angela Merkel. She hotly backed the idea of a “privileged partnership” for Turkey during her leadership campaign and got elected.
After Schröder the Italian prime minister also left the stage. He was one of the two backers of Turkey during its accession framework talks. On the night of Oct. 3, 2005, when talks broke down and the Turkish delegation stood up to quit, he was one of the two who managed to convince them to return to the table and proceed.

The other of the two backers was British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He is also on his way off stage.

And finally French President Jacques Chirac. Although he wasn’t very sympathetic toward Turkey, he was still in favor of Turkey from time to time. He is to be replaced by Nicolas Sarkozy, leader of the French right wing. Probably with Patrick Devedjian, advocate of the notorious Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA), Sarkozy will try his best to keep Turkey out of the EU.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is also on his way out of politics. I think this will be the biggest loss for Turkey.

Putin addressed the Duma, Russian Parliament, for the last time in the third week of April.

One of his dreams is to establish a Russian-Turkish Eurasian Union. He is trying quite hard to bring this to life and in his last speech made a call to Turkey for participation as a “full member.”

He made it clear that the Russian people are quite sympathetic toward Turks and that Turkey is the leading country for intermarriages between the two countries. He made a friendly call and asked Turkey to leave the EU and come hand-in-hand with Russia to establish the Russian-Turkish Eurasian Union.

Russian strategists managed to convince Putin to look toward Turkey after sensing that the negative sentiment toward Turkey in the EU was growing stronger.

Now after all the obstacles to Turkey on the road to unification with the EU and the unwillingness for partnership with an Islamic country, it seems the Eurasian Union is more understanding of Turkey than the EU is.

The giants and tigers of Asia are already on their way toward unification, or at least cooperation, in the form of the Shanghai Five. In the Eurasian Union alliance Turkey’s prestigious and decisive seat, especially compared to “privileged partnership,” seems to be the best option for Turkey in the long run.

The world is gradually shifting from a single superpower governance to a bipolar power-sharing.

While the US and EU form one pole, the giants of Asia, China, India, Russia and Turkey, together with the Turkic countries, will form the other.

It seems now that the fog is melting away and the new direction of Turkey is becoming crystal clear -- the East and the Eurasian Union.

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/yazar ... rno=110947
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Postby miltiades » Wed May 16, 2007 6:50 am

I wonder what KA would have supported . I think the great man would have steered his nation towards European membership rather than an Eastern alliance. It must be extremely difficult for Turkey to disentangle herself from the ensuing progress towards EU membership. The obstacles are many and some might appear unsurmountable , but Europe needs Turkey as a full member and most members are in favour of Turkey joining.

As far as Cyprus is concerned , Turkey's entry into the EU would herald a new beginning not only for Cyprus but also for Greece if only to permanently put to rest the fear of conflict and give the new generations of Cypriots , Greeks and Turks a brighter future free from uncertainty and fear.
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Postby T_C » Wed May 16, 2007 4:02 pm

I agree with what you said there mate.

I think KA would of chosen EU too. And hopefully Turkey will eventually end up in there, for Cyprus' sake at least...
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Postby raymanuva » Wed May 16, 2007 4:27 pm

well, is all in Turkish hands now... starting with 1 "simple" task > remove turkish troops.
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Postby Piratis » Thu May 17, 2007 3:01 pm

Turkey is a torn country with no identity. It exists simply because it suited some powers to maintain it. Personally I predict Turkey will split up into 2-3 pieces within the next decade, and an independent, oil rich, Kurdistan being internationally recognized for the first time.
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Postby aussiedrillerman » Thu May 17, 2007 3:47 pm

The only way Kurdistan will break away from Turkey is if the Russians invade and take it.
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Postby T_C » Thu May 17, 2007 4:14 pm

Piratis wrote:Turkey is a torn country with no identity. It exists simply because it suited some powers to maintain it. Personally I predict Turkey will split up into 2-3 pieces within the next decade, and an independent, oil rich, Kurdistan being internationally recognized for the first time.


ZZZZZ....

You been watching a bit too much Greek TV Piratis...
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Postby zan » Thu May 17, 2007 7:16 pm

Piratis wrote:Turkey is a torn country with no identity. It exists simply because it suited some powers to maintain it. Personally I predict Turkey will split up into 2-3 pieces within the next decade, and an independent, oil rich, Kurdistan being internationally recognized for the first time.


What a great strategic move. Thanks Piratis. The TRNC/KKTC can have two countries recognising her. Hurra for Piratis, hip hip……………………..


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Postby Get Real! » Thu May 17, 2007 7:35 pm

An addendum to Piratis' prediction...

The RoC will have bases in Southern Turkey.

Remember the pipeline map Zan? Don't ever lose it! :lol:
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Postby zan » Thu May 17, 2007 7:37 pm

Is it me that dreaming or you GR. Pinch me if you are in my dream. :? :lol:
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