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    Default Should Turkey be allowed enter the EU?

    Should Turkey be allowed enter the EU?

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    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insider2007
    No.
    Could you elaborate??

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebrom
    Should Turkey be allowed enter the EU?
    Yes. Turkey would have to accept the full acquis communitaire of the European Union before it became a full member.

    This means that it would have to introduce a certain standard of equality and human rights legislation and give practical effect to this legislation.

    This would be good for the Turkish people and would show that a predominantly Muslim country can be a modern, secular democracy, treated as an equal by 'western' countries.

    That would be an effective argument against extreme Islamists who argue that liberal, secular democracy cannot work in countries where the majority of the population are Muslim.
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    No. It's not in Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebrom
    Should Turkey be allowed enter the EU?
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    Default Re: Could you elaborate??

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    No.
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    It lacks the commitment to democracy.

    It lacks the commitment to human rights.

    It is not in Europe. So what would a country that is not in Europe be doing in the European Union? If not, why not bring in Jordan, Israel, Sudan or anywhere else. The EU is not the Eurovision Song Contest.

    In any case no new countries should be allowed to join for a generation. The EU is struggling to cope with the new members it foolishly took in, a number of whom, notably Poland, barely fits the criteria of a shared commitment to shared values. It needs to put a complete hold on enlargement until the current EU beds down economically, structurally and politically.

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    Either Turkey AND Russia or neither.

    There is not a single problem, on European standards, that Russia has and Turkey does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelR
    Either Turkey AND Russia or neither.

    There is not a single problem, on European standards, that Russia has and Turkey does not.
    Russia? No way Michael. Not under Putin. If you think that Russia has less human rights problems than Turkey then you're seriously mistaken. It's nice to see someone who's proud of his country, but patriotism means seeing your country in a true light, not thru' rose-tinted spectacles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebrom
    Should Turkey be allowed enter the EU?
    No way... and thankfully not anyway for the forseeable future
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