Turkey, member of European Union?




 
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Boots
 
March 9th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 

Topic: Turkey, member of European Union?


Turkey might became a EU member in next decade if they solve all the problems(kurds genocide,great influence of the army in turkeys politics..) the have right now and if they accept the conditions EU members have given them, such as recognising Cyprus. Turkey is gonna have a hard work if they wanna join, we´ll see what´s gonna happen...

I can see positive and negative sides concerning turkey entrance in EU:

Positive:

- Turkey becoming a true democracy and joining EU might be the signal that other islamic(I know turkey is not an islamic country, atta turk separeted religion from policy, but most of the population are islamic)countries need to see that with this political sistem they will get estability,freedom and a equal treatment from the international comunity.

-It will probably give political estability for this geographical region once the kurds problems have been solved.

Negative:

-Once turkey is a full member of EU, Europe will frontier with countries such as Irak and Iran: terrorists will be next door

-Probable religious problems(remember Yugoslavia)

-Turkey has over 70 million citizens, that means that Turkey will be the country with more representants in EU Parlament......

-Will European markets be able to absorve such an amount of workers??
March 9th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Populations:

Germany - 82,797,408

France - 59,329,691

Great Britain - 58,789,194

Italy - 57,634,327

Spain - 39,996,671

Poland - 38,646,023

Turkey - 62,700,000

So judging from these figures, Germany has the greatest population in Europe. Also Turkey is more than 7 million shy of the figure you stated. A number very close to the populations of France, Great Britain, and Italy.

As to your other points. Terrorists are already "next door". You suggest Turkey as some kind of buffer zone? Not possible in these times.

Absorb Turkish workers? What makes you think they're all going to suddenly up and leave for other countries?
March 9th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 
Do you think that having a fronteir with Iran and Irak doesn´t make any difference concerning terrorism? Wow

About the buffer zone you talk about....may be not now, but if turkey enters EU will be in ten years....and might have changed
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Boots
March 9th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
I said nothing of the sort. I said we already _have_ them on the frontier, on our doorstep, and among us. Turkey's admittance to the EU will have little effect on that.
March 9th, 2005  
Darcia
 
The biggest thing which could keep Turkey from being a EU member is that it shares borders with Iraq and Syria also I believe, the EU nations all have Open borders so it would make it easir for terrorist to get into the EU.

Plus Turkey realy isn't that much of a Europeon nation,in many ways they are like Middle Eastern nations.
March 9th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charge_7
Absorb Turkish workers? What makes you think they're all going to suddenly up and leave for other countries?
Well that what many people in latvia are doing right now
March 10th, 2005  
Kilgore
 
Who would consider the turks as europeans? They can't even get along with the Greeks who are already a EU nation. Turkey probably only wants to eb part of the EU so it can be powerful in the middle east.
March 10th, 2005  
Pierrot
 
'lo everyone,

hum the main problem is that Turkey is not really in Europe (geographically).


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So judging from these figures, Germany has the greatest population in Europe. Also Turkey is more than 7 million shy of the figure you stated. A number very close to the populations of France, Great Britain, and Italy.
yes but those figures will be out-of-date in 2015, when the negotiations of the turkey-entrance will be close to be ended, and so Turkey will have a real power in the EU institutions, probably more than France! ('cause the population is the first criterion in tommorow's europa, if the new constitution will be adopted).

That's why I'm not really conviced that Turkey must be a EU member.
March 10th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
All figures are out of date eventually. Congratulations, you get the prize for stating the obvious.
March 10th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 
The Turkish entrance in EU reminds me the history of "The Troja´s horse".......
We have to remember that Turkey have always been a traditional europe´s enemy,remember the batle of Lepanto(1571), and how they almost conquer Vien in 1683