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Postby Sotos » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:40 pm

Shouldn't they make a referendum to ask us if we want to join Nato or not?
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Postby akiner » Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:50 am

Correction:
Shouldn't they make a referendum to ask us if we want you join Nato or not?
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Postby Piratis » Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:49 pm

So you mean that since Turkey is a member of NATO, that the approval of Turkey is necessary for the accession of another country in NATO. I hope you know that for the EU is the same.

The main difference is that we don't want to join NATO while Turkey wants to join EU.

So if we assume that we wanted to join NATO and they Americans had no objections. Would Turkey dare to veto Cyprus now?
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Postby Agios Amvrosios » Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:11 am

from my basic understanding of nato - there is no requirement for a uninimous decision on the admission of new members. membership applications are determined by a simple mjority decision.
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Postby ELLAS H TEFRA! » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:09 am

Unofficially NATO membership is decided strictly by the Americans. Officially though I am not familiar with the procedures, but I am sure those are posted on their website.
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Postby akiner » Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:11 am

So if we assume that we wanted to join NATO and they Americans had no objections. Would Turkey dare to veto Cyprus now?


So do u think piratis, americans prefer Cyprus(with her "powerfull army" as an ally instead of Turkey....
And while there are British bases and Turkish army, cyprus is providing all she can to NATO, so there is no need her to join

Also, i dont think Turkey wants to join Eu only "this government" with current conditions... I am wondering what will be the result of a Referendum with a question " Do you accept to join Eu while recognise Greek Administration as whole Cyprus, without free circulation and husbandry fons... etc"
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Postby Kifeas » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:36 am

akiner wrote:
So if we assume that we wanted to join NATO and they Americans had no objections. Would Turkey dare to veto Cyprus now?


So do u think piratis, americans prefer Cyprus(with her "powerfull army" as an ally instead of Turkey....
And while there are British bases and Turkish army, cyprus is providing all she can to NATO, so there is no need her to join

Also, i dont think Turkey wants to join Eu only "this government" with current conditions... I am wondering what will be the result of a Referendum with a question " Do you accept to join Eu while recognise Greek Administration as whole Cyprus, without free circulation and husbandry fons... etc"


May I ask what do you mean by ...current conditions?
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Postby JustAnAmerican » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:50 am

ELLAS H TEFRA! wrote:Unofficially NATO membership is decided strictly by the Americans. Officially though I am not familiar with the procedures, but I am sure those are posted on their website.


That is a very true statement NATO membership is strictly decided by the USG. There is a US organization system at the top. It does not resemble the German or UK military organizations.
When a nation's military becomes a NATO member, your military communication equipment and ammunition tends to standardize a little. The USG wants everyone to be able to talk to everyone, securely confidentially, with the same encryption. Also, everyone needs to try and use the same ammunition to avoid supply issues.
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Postby Sotos » Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:51 am

That is a very true statement NATO membership is strictly decided by the USG.

The other countries have no say? That doesn't seem like a fair alliance to me :?
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Postby BirKibrisli » Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:59 am

Sotos wrote:
That is a very true statement NATO membership is strictly decided by the USG.

The other countries have no say? That doesn't seem like a fair alliance to me :?


Sotos,

Do you know any alliance that is fair and just and has USA in it?
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