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EU express ‘sadness’ over Turkey’s decision

Postby kimon07 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:13 pm

ISTANBUL / BRUSSELS
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/eu-exp ... sCatID=351

EU foreign ministers have expressed “sadness” at Turkey’s threat to freeze relations during Greek Cyprus’ upcoming term presidency.

Foreign ministers from the bloc debated the matter at a Dec. 5 meeting that came ahead of an EU summit scheduled to take place from tomorrow until Dec. 9 in Brussels.

The Greek Cypriot delegation reportedly put pressure on member states to issue a strong reaction to Turkey’s threat to freeze relations during Greek Cyprus’ term presidency, which will begin in June 2012.
Ministers, however, only decided to express “sadness” at Turkey’s earlier statements.

Greek Cyprus’ decision last month to veto the Turkish foreign minister’s participation in a bloc-wide meeting on Syria has weakened the country’s diplomacy, according to Turkish diplomatic sources.
The sources also said the EU did not want to further antagonize Ankara by endorsing strong wording in an EU statement that will be released following a summit of the union’s heads of state slated for June 2012.

In their decision, the EU foreign ministers said they felt sadness over Turkey’s failure to fulfill obligations stemming from its EU accession process, including opening ports to Greek Cypriot shipping, Anatolia news agency reported yesterday.

The foreign ministers said Turkey had not made any progress in normalizing relations with Greek Cyprus and that they expected progress in the matter without further delays.

The ministers also told the EU Commission to observe Turkey’s approach to the Greek Cypriots and inform the member states on developments. The foreign ministers’ decision also said they expected Turkey’s active contributions to a solution in Cyprus under the auspices of the United Nations.

France’s insistence on word ‘accession’

The word “accession” was used 11 times in preparation for Croatia’s membership in mid-2013, five times for Iceland who began entry negotiations a year ago, twice for Montenegro, which is waiting for a date from the EU, and once for Albania and Serbia, who are not yet candidates in the enlargement decisions of the foreign ministers.

The word “accession,” however, was not used for Turkey as France has reportedly made special efforts to ensure the word is not used when Turkey is mentioned in EU documents.December/06/2011
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Re: EU express ‘sadness’ over Turkey’s decision

Postby B25 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:24 pm

Thats all the EU is good for, expressing sadness. What utter crap, why don't they take serious action instead of wasting tax payers manoey on all these meetings.
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Re: EU express ‘sadness’ over Turkey’s decision

Postby Hermes » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:35 pm

Turkey on its own again. 27 v 1. I wonder if the message is getting through....

Cyprus ‘very happy’ with message sent by EU foreign ministers

CYPRUS IS “very happy” with the messages sent by the 27 EU foreign ministers regarding Turkey’s actions and behaviour towards the island, Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou Marcoullis said last night.

Speaking to the Cyprus Mail from Lithuania, the minister said she was “fully satisfied” with the unanimously adopted conclusions of the EU’s General Affairs Council (GAC) on the enlargement process for Turkey and Western Balkan countries.

The Council conclusions were adopted close to midnight on Monday in Brussels and include strongly-worded statements on Turkey’s failure to meet its EU obligations and, essentially, a collective rebuke of its threatening behaviour towards Cyprus over oil and gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean.

“We managed to get almost all we wished for and sent a clear message on all issues that concern us regarding the (Ankara) Protocol, Cyprus’ EU Presidency and the threats against Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone,” she said.


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Re: EU express ‘sadness’ over Turkey’s decision

Postby Cap » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:39 pm

'Cap nation expresses joy at T**key's decision'
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Re: EU express ‘sadness’ over Turkey’s decision

Postby bill cobbett » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:31 pm

Speaking of the EU ... anyone know what the response was to Erogluey's demand for Perm Derogations when the Turkish Puppet visited Brussels a couple of weeks back???
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Re: EU express ‘sadness’ over Turkey’s decision

Postby kimon07 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:21 pm

B25 wrote:Thats all the EU is good for, expressing sadness. What utter crap, why don't they take serious action ....

Cause WE do not ask them to.
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Re: EU express ‘sadness’ over Turkey’s decision

Postby B25 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:23 pm

kimon07 wrote:
B25 wrote:Thats all the EU is good for, expressing sadness. What utter crap, why don't they take serious action ....

Cause WE do not ask them to.

Agreed, because the 'WE' are abunch of tossers.
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Re: EU express ‘sadness’ over Turkey’s decision

Postby Me Ed » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:14 am

So tiny Cyprus (pop 0.8M) holds the mighty Turkey (pop 70-20(kurds)=50M) to political ransom.

How sad and pathetic.
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Re: EU express ‘sadness’ over Turkey’s decision

Postby kimon07 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:55 am

Me Ed wrote:So tiny Cyprus (pop 0.8M) holds the mighty Turkey (pop 70-20(kurds)=50M) to political ransom.


Tiny but CAPRICIOUS :twisted: according to Bagis :lol: :lol:

AND

70m-20m Kurds= 50m - ? Alevites - ? Lazi - ? Assyrians - ?Crypto Christians of Pontos = ????
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Re: EU express ‘sadness’ over Turkey’s decision

Postby kimon07 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:57 am

B25 wrote:Agreed, because the 'WE' are abunch of tossers.


Our spineless politicians are.
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