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Turkey will be in the EU, says Sweden's foreign minister

Postby Gasman » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:58 am

Turkey will be in the EU, says Sweden's foreign minister
Thursday, January 6, 2011

Historical experience shows that a democracy that knocks on the door of the democratic European Union will at the end of the day never be refused, according to Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.

“Turkey is a big player and will have a big impact on the European Union,” Bildt said, speaking to private channel Skyturk. “So, patience and determination, then you will see that’s been the case for other countries that have knocked on the door.”

Bildt said Turkey faces some very complicated issues coming out of its own history that need to be addressed in order to become a full member of the EU. He said the EU, having gone through the process of setting up the Lisbon Treaty and now struggling with economic problems, has regained the strategic perspective of enlargement, which he believes had been missing in the past few years.

“Turkey is of course particularly important in a number of aspects, it has an economic dimension, it has demographic potential,” he told Skyturk in a taped interview with Zeynep Dereli from Leaders and Decisions. “But, clearly I say there is a need for reform in Turkey,”

Foreign Minister Bildt, together with Franco Frattini, William Hague, and Alexander Stubb recently penned an op-ed in the International Herald Tribune in support of Turkey’s European Union membership.

Bildt has served as Sweden’s Foreign Minister since 2006
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Postby Get Real! » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:36 am

How interesting! A thread to house various people’s speculation! :?

Here’s a few more for your collection…


Turkey Is Not Going to Join the E.U.
http://www.tnr.com/blog/foreign-policy/ ... oin-the-eu

Turkey Will Never Join the European Union
http://www.emergingmarketsoutlook.com/?p=1352

Why Turkey Will Not Join the European Union
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/art ... 3815.shtml

Chomsky: EU won't accept Turkey because of racism
http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article ... 90958&R=R3



And for a bit of a laugh, a blog making a good point against…

http://sagaciousbelle.blogspot.com/2008 ... opean.html
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Re: Turkey will be in the EU, says Sweden's foreign minister

Postby Me Ed » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:50 am

Gasman wrote:Turkey will be in the EU, says Sweden's foreign minister
Thursday, January 6, 2011

Historical experience shows that a democracy that knocks on the door of the democratic European Union will at the end of the day never be refused, according to Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.

“Turkey is a big player and will have a big impact on the European Union,” Bildt said, speaking to private channel Skyturk. “So, patience and determination, then you will see that’s been the case for other countries that have knocked on the door.”

Bildt said Turkey faces some very complicated issues coming out of its own history that need to be addressed in order to become a full member of the EU. He said the EU, having gone through the process of setting up the Lisbon Treaty and now struggling with economic problems, has regained the strategic perspective of enlargement, which he believes had been missing in the past few years.

“Turkey is of course particularly important in a number of aspects, it has an economic dimension, it has demographic potential,” he told Skyturk in a taped interview with Zeynep Dereli from Leaders and Decisions. “But, clearly I say there is a need for reform in Turkey,”

Foreign Minister Bildt, together with Franco Frattini, William Hague, and Alexander Stubb recently penned an op-ed in the International Herald Tribune in support of Turkey’s European Union membership.

Bildt has served as Sweden’s Foreign Minister since 2006
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Gasman,

I don't know if you have been paying any attention to any of the threads on this forum, but in the main, none of the TC/Turks on this forum want Turkey to be in the EU.

I await to hear your protest towards the swedes as you extol the virtues of Turkey and why it does not need to be part of the EU.

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Postby yialousa1971 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:15 am

What Gasbag failed to mention:-

Carl Bildt, has significant personal economic interests in Turkey and that he is compromised by being a personal friend and devoted acolyte of George Soros – the billionaire financier who has huge investments in Turkey and is a strong advocate of that country's EU membership
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Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:47 am

“But, clearly I say there is a need for reform in Turkey,”
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Postby Daniella » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:52 am

Turkish Cypriot leader meets UN envoy
Thursday, January 6, 2011
NIKOSIA – Anatolia News Agency
Turkish Cypriot President Derviş Eroğlu met Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General Lisa Buttenheim on Wednesday to discuss the island’s stalled reunification process.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php? ... 2011-01-06
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Postby Oracle » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:09 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:“But, clearly I say there is a need for reform in Turkey,”


... and he said this only a few months, now, after they already reformed their Constitution (again) :lol:

Keep reforming Turkey ...
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Re: Turkey will be in the EU, says Sweden's foreign minister

Postby Jerry » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:49 pm

Gasman wrote:Turkey will be in the EU, says Sweden's foreign minister
Thursday, January 6, 2011

Historical experience shows that a democracy that knocks on the door of the democratic European Union will at the end of the day never be refused, according to Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.

“Turkey is a big player and will have a big impact on the European Union,” Bildt said, speaking to private channel Skyturk. “So, patience and determination, then you will see that’s been the case for other countries that have knocked on the door.”

Bildt said Turkey faces some very complicated issues coming out of its own history that need to be addressed in order to become a full member of the EU. He said the EU, having gone through the process of setting up the Lisbon Treaty and now struggling with economic problems, has regained the strategic perspective of enlargement, which he believes had been missing in the past few years.

“Turkey is of course particularly important in a number of aspects, it has an economic dimension, it has demographic potential,” he told Skyturk in a taped interview with Zeynep Dereli from Leaders and Decisions. “But, clearly I say there is a need for reform in Turkey,”

Foreign Minister Bildt, together with Franco Frattini, William Hague, and Alexander Stubb recently penned an op-ed in the International Herald Tribune in support of Turkey’s European Union membership.

Bildt has served as Sweden’s Foreign Minister since 2006
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Good, we all know what Turkey will need to do about its illegal occupation in order to be allowed in.

The forum fools seem more interested in punishing Turkey than "persuading" it to leave the island on our terms.
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Postby Klik » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:19 pm

EU is overrated anyway... just get Turkey in the Euro and wait for them to go bankrupt like everyone else
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Postby Daniella » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:32 pm

Greek Cypriot FM Frustrated by Pace of Negotiations

Friday, 7 January 2011
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In an interview with VOA News, the Greek Cypriot foreign minister has said that the United Nations-brokered reunification process in Cyprus is proving to be slow and difficult. Markos Kyprianou’s comments come as U.N. attempts to re-unite the divided island enter their third year.

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/11100 ... tions.html
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