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Turkey to freeze EU ties if RoC gets EU presidency

Postby Lit » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:30 am

Turkey to freeze EU ties if Cyprus gets presidency

ANKARA | Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:10am EDT

(Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said EU-candidate Turkey would freeze relations with the European Union if Cyprus is given the rotating EU presidency in 2012, state-run Anatolian news agency reported late on Saturday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/ ... GN20110918
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Re: Turkey to freeze EU ties if RoC gets EU presidency

Postby CBBB » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:37 am

Lit wrote:Turkey to freeze EU ties if Cyprus gets presidency

ANKARA | Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:10am EDT

(Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said EU-candidate Turkey would freeze relations with the European Union if Cyprus is given the rotating EU presidency in 2012, state-run Anatolian news agency reported late on Saturday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/ ... GN20110918


They have been saying this for ages.
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Re: Turkey to freeze EU ties if RoC gets EU presidency

Postby Kikapu » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:28 am

Lit wrote:Turkey to freeze EU ties if Cyprus gets presidency

ANKARA | Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:10am EDT

(Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said EU-candidate Turkey would freeze relations with the European Union if Cyprus is given the rotating EU presidency in 2012, state-run Anatolian news agency reported late on Saturday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/ ... GN20110918


What really is the downside for the EU if Turkey does want to freeze it's relationship with the EU ? It's not as if Turkey is an EU member to have any significant meaning to their so called "threat"!
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Re: Turkey to freeze EU ties if RoC gets EU presidency

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:51 pm

They can cut their own nose off to spite their face: I hope the EU suspends the customs union.
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Re: Turkey to freeze EU ties if RoC gets EU presidency

Postby Nikitas » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:09 pm

Cyprus will get the rotating presidency because that is how things work in the EU. The TUrkish threats simply reinforce the will to follow EU procedures to show outsiders that no one dictates to the EU. The rotating presidencey carries its own buraucratic burden and cannot be changed.

The question is elsewhere. Will they have the balls to shut the green line crossings for 6 months and stop the hundreds of EU officials visiting Cyprus from crossing to the occupied areas? Nope, because it is one thing to be self inflated and bombastic and another to have balls to actually carry out threats against entities that are more powerful than yourself.

So they will freeze relations, as if now they are not frozen. Turkey is going down a road of paranoia, has been for some time thanks to the perverted ideas of Davut and the neo ottomans. The world will not change to adapt to a Turkish fantasy. Reality is elsewhere.
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Re: Turkey to freeze EU ties if RoC gets EU presidency

Postby Jerry » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:12 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:They can cut their own nose off to spite their face: I hope the EU suspends the customs union.


You beat me to it, I was thinking exactly the same thing myself.

What is it with Turkey? Why does it keep making threats to all and sundry, does it think it can force its will on the EU as it did on Cyprus. European investors will soon start to vote with their cheque books if Turkey maintains this aggressive and unfriendly stance. Erdo is meeting with Obama next week, I'd love to be a fly on the wall. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Turkey to freeze EU ties if RoC gets EU presidency

Postby Hermes » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:16 pm

Not this again.

"If you don't do what I want I will shoot myself in the leg!"

Well go ahead. See if anyone actually cares.
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Re: Turkey to freeze EU ties if RoC gets EU presidency

Postby Cap » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:44 pm

Good post Niks
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Re: Turkey to freeze EU ties if RoC gets EU presidency

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:37 pm

Does Turkey's posing remind you of anything???

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