May 28, 2010
At first let me remind that Turkey’s path is the EU. Everybody ought to understand that. Günter Verheugen said one day: “The EU needs Turkey more than Turkey needs the EU”. And he said that too: “The political events in the world will prove Europe how we need so much Turkey “. And Olli Rehn said: “Turkey’s EU membership is vital”.
Turkey is close to the EU, and its goal is to be a member of the EU.
Being close to Europe dates back to Atatürk. But Turkey is also close to Russia, Iran or Syria. Turkey will be a member of the EU most probably between 2016-2020. However, being a candidate country to the EU and improving the relations with its neighbours are not contradictory. And there’s nothing wrong with that, isn’t there?
Turkey is working very hard for peace in the Caucasus, in the Middle East, and in the Balkans. Well it seems that the United States of America and Israel do want to provoke a war with Iran, and what amazes me is that the EU remain silent to that possible plan. But Turkey does not want war at its borders anymore (nor anywhere on our planet).
Let’s remember that Turkey chose to deepen its economic and political relations not only with Iran but also with its other neighbours such as Russia, Iraq, Armenia, Syria or Greece. Nevertheless, there are many lobbies and people who make some propaganda for Israel by saying that Turkey is shifting to the east in order to isolate Turkey. That is a big lie from them since they only aim at making people forget what Israel has been doing to the Palestinians. Turkey repeated many times that it is not shifting from the west but that it is only improving its relations with Iran, as with every country. Anyway it’s Israel that isolates itself from the Middle East and from public opinion throughout the world.
Turkey emphasized that it only protested against what Israel did at Gaza. Turkey also stressed that owing to the anti-peace behaviour of Israel, Israel is the enemy of the peace in the Middle East. But some people are uspet and not happy to hear that truth, because they are so used to supporting the horrible propaganda of Israel. That declaration of Turkey is not an anti-Israel declaration but only the truth. Turkey is a strong and independent country, and that’s why it is able to protest against Israel. But the EU and the United States of America prefer remaining silent. They don’t wish to face with the horrible actions of Israel at Gaza. The awful truth is that eventually they have unfortunately no will to protest against Israel.
Turkey has the duty to have good relations with its neighbours and that’s what the EU did repeat to Turkey last year anyway. Turkey decided to build closer relations with Iran in order to maintain stability. But today the EU wants Turkey to be distant from Iran! What does the EU really want? Turkey’s goal is to spread the peace everywhere (and especially in its area) thanks to political and economic relations, but also thanks to culture.
Regarding Greece and Turkey: I do dream of a high speed train line between Athens and Istanbul.
In the EU we have the Eurostar (France-England) and the Thalys (France, Belgium, Holland, Germany).
Why not the “Aegean Star” for Turkey and Greece?
That line would deeply symbolize the peace between Greece and Turkey for ever.
Let’s imagine ourselves going to Istanbul through the Aegean sea on the “Aegean Star”! That would be great!
Last but not least, that would create a virtuous circle: loads of positive events would be provoked. Peace would be spread both in a regional and international perspective.
Well Iran is an important country for Turkey because Iran sells gas to Turkey, whereas Russia is an important country for the EU because Russia sells gas to the EU too.
But it goes without saying that Turkey is not responsible for the lack of democracy in Iran as the EU is not responsible for the lack of democracy in Russia.
Thus the lack of democracy in Iran doesn’t prevent Turkey from being provided with iranian gas, as the lack of democracy in Russia doesn’t prevent the EU from being provided with russian gas.
The United States of America make everything in their power to act against Iran but they don’t do anything regarding Israel and what it has been doing to the Palestinians. The United States of America have apparently loads of energy regarding Iran but have no will or energy regarding Israel and the Palestinians. They propose sanctions against Iran but they don’t propose sanctions against Israel.
That must be the power of love!
To put it in a nutshell, Turkey said that it does not want nuclear weapons in its region, but it also underlined that it does not want any war. Turkey also stated that Israel’s policy is a threat to the peace. And that is harmful to Turkey’s goal.
However, Turkey keeps on acting strongly for peace about Iran and the Middle East.
Will the United states of America and Israel tolerate the peace?
The EU hasn’t proved that it can reshape the world, though it is able to do so. But the EU is still weak and not efficient at all, therefore it enables the USA and Israel to spread the disaster on our planet.
After careful consideration, I do believe that Turkey must be a member of the EU, because that is vital both for the EU and the whole world. With Turkey at its side, the EU will have a passport that will enable it to deeply influence and change the world.
On the one hand, let’s realize what Turkey has been doing alone for several years. In fact, Turkey is an alternative to the quite bad United States of America, and an alternative to the paralysed EU.
Turkey’s foreign policy is “O problem with our neighbours”, that’s why a lot of agreements were signed with Russia, Iran, Iraq, Greece or Syria. So peace is on the horizon.
On the other hand, let’s imagine what Turkey can do with the EU once a member of the EU. Thanks to Turkey, the EU will not be a spectator of the world anymore. When Turkey is a member of the EU, the EU will at last become a powerful player of our planet.
But some irresponsible politicians like Mr Sarkozy and Ms Merkel prefer objecting subjectively to Turkey’s EU membership. They seem willing to content themselves with a weak EU, moreover they are guided by their blind hatred of Turkey (their cypriot game is their greatest example). The worst is that they have no global view of the world. But let me say that they are only details, since they will not be at the head of France and Germany when Turkey will be able to be a member of the EU (by the way, Mr Sarkozy and Ms Merkel have energy to work against Turkey’s EU membership but they have no will to protest against Israel and its policy towards the Palestinians). What makes me angry is that they succeeded in slowing down the membership process of Turkey. Günter Verheugen and Olli Rehn must be very angry at them too. And Robert Schuman and Jean Monnet would be ashamed of that insane situation.
There are numerous problems on our planet which must be resolved quickly. So the world does need a powerful EU as soon as possible in order to get rid of the inefficient policy of the USA. To reach that objective the EU needs an EU member Turkey.
Thence everybody ought to work together so that Turkey becomes a member of the EU as soon as possible. The shortest path is the one that we choose together. The EU and Turkey must unite because that union is the union of reason.
Eventually, the official Turkey-EU alliance is the key to the planetary issues.