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Re: Is this the end of Turkey's EU accession negotiations?

Postby kurupetos » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:00 pm

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Re: Is this the end of Turkey's EU accession negotiations?

Postby Demonax » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:15 pm

It’s a ‘nein’ then...

Merkel's conservatives say Turkey would overburden EU

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have rejected Turkish membership in the European Union in their German election program, saying the country would "overburden" the bloc because of its size and economy.

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), have long opposed Turkey joining the 27-nation bloc, but haven't stood in the way of EU accession talks that were launched shortly before Merkel took office.

The German line has hardened in recent weeks however because of Ankara's tough response to three weeks of protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/ ... HS20130618
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Re: Is this the end of Turkey's EU accession negotiations?

Postby Demonax » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:28 pm

As well as not recognising the Republic of Cyprus now Erdogan refuses to recognise the European Parliament!

Hannes Swoboda, president of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, has slammed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his “divisive rhetoric and continued violence” against Gezi park demonstrators.

Mr. Erdoğan has said that he refuses to recognize the European Parliament and he refuses to recognize those who protest against him, his government and his policies. Ignoring the European Parliament can only mean that he does not want Turkey to become a member of the European Union,” Swoboda said in a written statement.


http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/swobod ... sCatID=351
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Re: Is this the end of Turkey's EU accession negotiations?

Postby Maximus » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:14 pm

Turkey is now issuing threats to suspend dialogue with Brussels if the opening of the regional policy chapter is vetoed by member states.

Meanwhile, the 27 nation block will decide on the 24th June whether to delay Turkey's accession talks or not.

Things have only gone from bad to worse since the accession talks started.
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Re: Is this the end of Turkey's EU accession negotiations?

Postby B25 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:21 pm

Turkey is NOT welcome in neither the EU nor Cyprus.
She should bugger off to Mongolia where she belongs.
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Re: Is this the end of Turkey's EU accession negotiations?

Postby Demonax » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:26 pm

From the Financial Times:

Germany blocks Turkey’s bid to join EU
Germany has blocked the start of new EU talks with Turkey in the wake of Ankara’s crackdown on mass demonstrations this month – a move some Turkish officials suggest could lead to an irreparable break with Brussels.

The impasse highlights the possible international consequences of Ankara’s use of overwhelming police force on overwhelmingly peaceful demonstrators.

It came on a day when Turkish markets also tumbled, with the lira hitting an all time low of almost TL1.94 to the dollar after the Federal Reserve signalled it could rein in monetary stimulus, and the Istanbul Stock market falling almost 7 per cent on the day.

At an ambassadorial meeting in Brussels, Germany said it could not support the start of negotiations scheduled for this month – talks long scheduled to breathe life back into Ankara’s long-troubled EU bid. The Netherlands also expressed reservations about the talks.

“Germany was simply not ready to give its support,” said an EU diplomat. “The ongoing protests obviously had an impact on the decision.”


http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2432cc2c-d9c0 ... z2WmJ3dv6U
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Re: Is this the end of Turkey's EU accession negotiations?

Postby Demonax » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:01 pm

Merkel demands Turkey implement Ankara Protocol and trade with Republic of Cyprus in order to move forward its EU accession:

Germany's Merkel calls on Turkey to remove hurdles to EU accession

"We must make progress on the issue of the Ankara Protocol - that is actually the most enduring barrier," Merkel said at the Turkish-German Chamber of Commerce in Berlin, adding that all other issues could be clarified "at some point".

Turkey has never ratified the protocol, which requires it to have open trading relationships with all EU states, including Cyprus, which Turkey does not recognize because it occupies the northern part of the divided island.

Turkey's reluctance to implement the Ankara Protocol has led to the EU blocking some chapters, or policy areas, in the accession process.

Merkel said the German government would stick to the EU agreement on accession negotiations, adding: "But we also expect progress in the areas we have named."


http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation ... 6529.story?
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Re: Is this the end of Turkey's EU accession negotiations?

Postby Cap » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:16 pm

Demonax wrote:It’s a ‘nein’ then...

Merkel's conservatives say Turkey would overburden EU

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have rejected Turkish membership in the European Union in their German election program, saying the country would "overburden" the bloc because of its size and economy.

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), have long opposed Turkey joining the 27-nation bloc, but haven't stood in the way of EU accession talks that were launched shortly before Merkel took office.

The German line has hardened in recent weeks however because of Ankara's tough response to three weeks of protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/ ... HS20130618


Now they wake up.
Just imagine a horde of Erdogan supporters descending on Trafalgar square.

Jeez Nigel, maybe we were wrong...
Mehmet was jolly nice when we bought our villa in North Cyprus, but by Gawd, the man is insane here in London!
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Re: Is this the end of Turkey's EU accession negotiations?

Postby Lordo » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:23 pm

where is the bit about withdrawing from cyprus and taking her troops out. where is it, have i missed it.
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Re: Is this the end of Turkey's EU accession negotiations?

Postby Get Real! » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:48 pm

Maximus wrote:Is this the end of Turkey's EU accession negotiations?

When did they start is what we should be asking...
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