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Re: Turkey optimistic with Sarkozy gone

Postby kimon07 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:28 am

Jerry wrote:With Sarkozy gone Turkey is hoping to open more chapters for EU membership but they still have to get past Cyprus. Cyprus, not France, is now the main obstacle to Turkish membership, thank you Monsieur Sarkozy. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Don't mention it, says Francois Hollande :twisted: :mrgreen:

French President Hollande vows new Armenia 'genocide law'

Armenians say up to 1.5m people were killed by the Ottoman Turks in 1915-16

French President Francois Hollande has said he plans a new law to punish denial that the 1915-16 killing of Armenians was genocide.

A previous law approved by the French parliament was struck down in February by the Constitutional Council, which said it infringed freedom of speech.
Turkey rejects the term "genocide" for the deaths of Armenians during their deportation by the Ottoman Empire.
The issue has strained Franco-Turkish relations in recent years.
Mr Hollande's predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy had also ordered his government to draft a new law after the old one was struck down.
"Francois Hollande has again expressed his willingness to propose a bill designed to curb the denial of the Armenian genocide, as he had said during his campaign and even before," the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organisations of France (CCAF) told the AFP news agency.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18758078


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Re: Turkey optimistic with Sarkozy gone

Postby Hermes » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:32 am

bill cobbett wrote: perhaps there is advantage to the Republic proposing to open one particular Chapter and that's the Energy Chapter, which ultimately will require, without ifs and buts, Turkey's signature on the Convention on the Law of the Sea, recognition of the CY (and indeed the GR) EEZ and you can't recognise the CY EEZ without recognising CY.


Bill, I refer you to comments of our esteemed Foreign Minister:

‘Turkey's EU membership negotiation chapter on Energy is not only closed but buried, said Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoulis in reaction to Ankara's inauguration of an oil exploration borehole in Famagusta in north Cyprus...’

Turkey's EU Energy Chapter Not Only Closed, But Buried - Marcoulis
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Re: Turkey optimistic with Sarkozy gone

Postby humanist » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:48 am

wasn't the German who said the other day that Turkey is the one who wishes to enter the EU and as such must respect the cypriots Presidency? So what are the Turks feeling confident about?
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Re: Turkey optimistic with Sarkozy gone

Postby bill cobbett » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:20 am

Hermes wrote:
bill cobbett wrote: perhaps there is advantage to the Republic proposing to open one particular Chapter and that's the Energy Chapter, which ultimately will require, without ifs and buts, Turkey's signature on the Convention on the Law of the Sea, recognition of the CY (and indeed the GR) EEZ and you can't recognise the CY EEZ without recognising CY.


Bill, I refer you to comments of our esteemed Foreign Minister:

‘Turkey's EU membership negotiation chapter on Energy is not only closed but buried, said Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoulis in reaction to Ankara's inauguration of an oil exploration borehole in Famagusta in north Cyprus...’

Turkey's EU Energy Chapter Not Only Closed, But Buried - Marcoulis


Thx Hermey, and the woman's right.... but best not to use the word "closed" in the Accession Chapters sense, as you'll know... :D
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