March 3, 2010
Turkey is sailing to the European Union slowly, but it is sailing. That is very important. The Finnish Mr Olli Rehn (a friend of the turkish president Mr Abdullah Gül)
does know that many politicians in the EU are subjective regarding the negotiations between Turkey and the EU. But he repeated a few times that Turkey (Mr Rehn said “The train” as far as I remember) is still on rail. That’s what is important.
Each day is a victory for Turkey (as well as for all the politicians and the people who support Turkey). Because each day Turkey is deeply changing, on the one hand thanks to political stability and on the other hand thanks to the EU compass.
A lot of people, both in Turkey and in the EU, are working hard so that Turkey improves itself and adapts its laws to the ones of the EU.
The common goal of Turkey and the EU is to help Turkey to become a more modern and a more harmonious country. Lots of people are involved in this plan. The second goal of many politicians of the EU and Turkey is to end the negotiations with the full EU membership of Turkey.
Most of the politicians of the EU support Turkey’s EU membership for economic reasons (whereas Turkey has always wanted to be an EU member for political reasons). But many think that Turkey’s EU membership is above all a peace plan involving the whole planet. However I have to stress that it has nothing to do with religion. In the future people will say the following: “Turkey’s EU membership contributed to a better world”.
Eventually, in spite of the anti-Turkey politicians of the EU who do everything they can so that the negotiations are completely blocked, I am really optimistic. They aim at sinking the turkish ship but they won’t succeed.
Regarding Turkey’s EU path, being optimistic is realistic. As far as I’m concerned, Turkey’s EU membership will be the most important historic event since the European Economic Community was created.
A commentator whose name is Chris Green TRNC, wrote this: “Ankara has made it clear that Cyprus will not be sacrificed on the alter of the EU….”
I agree with him.
“….and given the recent attitude shown in south Nicosia there’s no chance of any acceptable settlement for either side by April.”
I believe that a solution will be found because the turkish side supports the reunification of Cyprus, and above all because the greek Cypriots and the European Union do know what will happen if the greek Cypriots don’t show any willingness in finding a solution. I deal with that issue here
I quote: “According to the scenario floated in Ankara, Greek Cypriots have plans to put the ball in Turkey’s court, anticipating that pro-reunification President Talat will be defeated in the April presidential elections in the north and that he will be replaced by a more hawkish candidate who will drag the reunification talks into a deadlock. Under the plan, that situation would make the Turkish side pay the price of a failure and complicate Turkey’s European Union process, while showing the Greek Cypriots as the party that pushed hard for a settlement but failed to do so due to the attitude adopted by the Turkish side.”
That ridiculous and twisted plan will not occur. Because the whole world knows the situation. It knows the mistakes, the subjective stance, and the insane plan of the European Union regarding the negotiations between the turkish and greek Cypriots and the negotiations between Turkey and the EU.
Everybody knows that Turkey has loads of ennemies (politicians, journalists, lobbies….) in the world, and above all within the EU. But I’m really not surprised to face with people who are used to denying that Turkey has such ennemies. Anyway, if there were not so many anti-Turkey politicians in the European Union, more negotiation chapters would have been opened, like Croatia. But Mr Sarkozy didn’t hesitate to block several chapters. Why did he block 8 chapters? That is a quite subjective move.
Yes, Turkey has many ennemies. For instance, I remember that some Kurds, manipulated by a norwegian lobby, threw eggs to Mr Erdoğan nearly 6 years ago, perhaps it was in Norway or Denmark, I’m not sure. With the Kurds there was a norwegian blonde woman, watching at their side.
Well some norwegians “support” the pro-PKK Kurds because a norwegian company has oil interests in northern Irak, Kerkük as far as I remember. I already knew who was that woman when I watched that eggs show. She was there manipulating those Kurds and smiling, it was a very ugly show. When I saw her smiling I felt disgusted. I already knew her because several months before she was in southeastern Turkey and made the propaganda of the PKK: she provoked a pro-PKK demonstration. She was there in order to create chaos. A kurdish-rooted official of the south-eastern Turkey said at that time that some NGOs are fake and that they aim at provoking chaos in Turkey.
The PKK does not represent the kurdish-rooted turkish citizens. I don’t know how many kurdish-rooted turkish citizens support the PKK in Turkey, but I know that most of the kurdish-rooted citizens don’t support the PKK.
Another example: I read a few months ago an article on ABhaber which dealt with an EU politican who shouted at a pro-Turkey EU politician at the EU parliament regarding the kurdish issue. That anti-Turkey politician said: “The fighters of the PKK are fighters of freedom”.
So the PKK killed 40 000 people, and according to some people they are “Fighters of freedom”??
That politician (who is not isolated) supports the PKK, which is a terrorist organization recognized by the EU. Many politicians of the EU support the PKK and make people believe that it represents the kurdish-rooted turkish citizens in order to destabilize Turkey. By the way, the politicians of the EU who object to Turkey’s EU membership deeply wish the turkish army to make a coup in order to freeze completely the negotiations.
To conclude, the most striking example which proves that many politicians of the EU want to destabilize Turkey is the following one: their strong support to the PKK.
But the kurdish opening of the turkish government is destroying the PKK and the plan of those who support it. Turkey is succeeding in resolving the kurdish issue. The kurdish opening is not finished, but it is already very efficient. The following events prove it: click here and there
It’s thanks to positive events like these ones that we can say that Turkey’s future is bright.
By the way, the turkish Chief of General Staff General İlker Başbuğ said nearly two years ago this:
“It was a mistake to not have provided cultural rights with the kurdish-rooted citizens”.
Turkey has been deeply changing for several years. Furthermore, Mr Ali Babacan said recently that 12 billion turkish pounds were invested last year in the south-eastern of Turkey (I believe that it was 12 billion, but I’ve forgotten the towns in which that money was invested). And much more money will be invested in the south-eastern, since the turkish state wants this aera to be modern. More has to be done of course.
Through sport too the government aims at helping the young people to integrate into society. So this aera will be cleaned, in other words the propaganda of the PKK will not be as efficient as before.
Regarding its nuclear plants (3 plants at $ 5 billion each), will Turkey choose the french Areva? If Areva loses the contract, no one will be suprised. Anyway, I am of those who say a big “No” to nuclear energy.
Some eastern countries of the European Union recently accepted to receive the nuclear waste of some western countries of the EU. The ones who support nuclear energy should unveil their solution regarding the waste. So, in their opinion, polluting our neighbours would be the best solution?!
Chris Green TRNC wrote the following: “I think the manner in which France deports itself in general in Turkish matters is such that they have something of a cheek effectively coming cap in hand to Turkey! On the one hand they are, in the form of the odious and diminutive Sarkozy rabidly opposed to Turkeys accession into the EU aided and abetted obviously by Greece yet on the other they are quite happy to come with their begging bowls! Turkey are spending quite a bit of money with the EU in aircraft sales at least much of which benefits France. No one is a greater fan of world trade than I but in the circumstances I think this franco move is a it `rich`!”
In 2004 Turkey signed a contract of 36 Airbus planes. That occured before the decision to open the negotiations between Turkey and the European Union was taken. Well I support the improvement of the relations between France and Turkey, but it will be hard because of the swindling Mr Sarkozy. Why? You will know why by reading this article of mine in english
If you prefer to read in French (read the 3rd paragraph) click here
Mr Sarkozy will most probably lose the next elections, only then I foresee a meaningful improvement in the relations between France and Turkey.
In 2004, the french TV channel news named France 2 “celebrated” the women’s day with an anti-Turkey propanganda (it’s just an example among many): France 2 decided to deal with an honour killing in Turkey and with another turkish honour killing in Germany.
So some journalists of France 2 didn’t find something better than two horrible turkish news to celebrate that international women’s day. I would not have said that it was an anti-Turkey propaganda if France 2 had dealt with only one crime in Turkey, however it also dealt with another turkish crime in Germany, and moreover, those crimes didn’t happen the same day.
Anyway I’ve been watching France 2 since I’m a kid, and I was not surprised to witness once more the anti-Turkey propaganda of France 2. Why did not France 2 deal with the people who fight for a better democracy in Turkey? The ones who fight for the women’s rights?
There is another franco-german TV channel news named Arte, which makes the propaganda of the terrorist organization the PKK. When Arte Info deals with some Kurds of Turkey (Arte Info always goes to Diyarbakir, a town where the propaganda of the PKK is efficient because of poverty), the map of Turkey shown is always divided in southeastern Turkey and “Kurdistan” is written. That proves that Arte Info does not respect the frontiers of Turkey and makes the propaganda of the PKK.
Moreover when France 2 and Arte info deal with Turkey, very often they only show the religious aeras. Thus they aim at making people believe that in Turkey everybody are very religious. In this article in french I explain in one paragraph that anti-Turkey propaganda.
I will not quote any sentence from this article, everybody ought to read it carefully. And everybody ought to read that article (in english) carefully too. Because I will not quote anything from it neither.
Lastly, it goes without saying that Turkey does need a new consitution. But owing to the opposition, the government didn’t succeed in writing a brand new one. We just have to allow some more time, and Turkey will have a constitution that it deserves.
A reminder: all the EU states signed and recognized Turkey an official candidate to the EU in 1999 at Helsinki. All the EU states signed in 2004 in order to open the negotiations in 2005. The EU parliament (the direct representative of the citizens of the EU) approved the opening of the negotiations, thus it was democratically that the EU gave its approval to the opening of the negotiations, which goal is the full membership.
Therefore, saying that Turkey is not in Europe or is not european makes no sense (by the way, are Malta and south Cyprus in Europe?). The rules can’t be changed. Only irresponsible or bad head of states still question whether Turkey is in Europe.
Eventually, if Turkey was not in Europe, why did the EU recognize it an official candidate to the EU? Why did the EU open the negotiations? Instead of attacking Turkey (as if Turkey was responsible for the problems of the EU), the politicians and the people should focus on our big issues such as unemployment, environment, or the GMOs (Mr Barroso is a very bad politician, he seems to approve the GMOs, whereas most of the EU citizens object to them. Mr Barroso doesn‘t understand what democracy means, click here. Is that the first step for more GMOs in the EU? Well I‘ve begun to have some doubts about the EU. Many of its politicians are corrupt, and many (industrial) lobbies are powerful. Some people have too much power. That‘s worrying.).