Turkey

Here is a fourth cocktail of articles from the Hürriyet Daily News:

Turkish Embassy in Washington hosts jazz concerts

I quote: “Mr. Ertegün in his reply said: ‘Yes we always take in our friends through the front door. If you like, you are welcome too, but we will take you in through the back door”.

I’m proud.

This article from The Independent is about Mr Ahmet Ertegün.

We are very lucky to have him.

Imagine that you are listening to Bach or to Kenny Kirkland (or to your favourite song) in harmony. But suddenly, someone is screeching a piece of chalk on a blackboard.

That screech that you heard is racism.

Hope for Turkish Cyprus direct trade dealt serious setbackTurkish Cypriots growing tired of talks, president says

To start with, in my blog I denounce the treason of the EU towards Turkey, and the unhealthy Cyprus game of the EU and of the Greek side. Nonetheless, I also express my wish and my hope for peace in Cyprus and in the Aegean sea in several articles. But I’m fed up with that Cypriot issue because Greece and the Greek Cypriots still object to the reunification in Cyprus. They obey Mr Sarkozy and Ms Merkel.

Besides, for more than one year, I haven’t received any support for peace from the Greek or Greek Cypriot commentators on the Hürriyet Daily News (one day one of them said that I should wake up). Most of them pollute that Turkish newspaper (there are loads of commentators full of hatred on the HDN: they keep attacking and subjectively criticising Turkey and the Turkish society from dawn to dusk. Unbelievable. But when some commentators write positive or objective comments, they can’t tolerate it. Anything positive regarding Turkey is targeted. These Greek or Israeli nationalists for instance, believe that the HDN belongs to them. They think that they can post racist comments with impunity).

Although I want Greece and Turkey to improve their ties, I have the duty and the legitimate right to denounce the continuous anti-peace policy of the Greek side and of Mr Sarkozy and Ms Merkel. Turkey is always subjectively targeted, but no EU country concretely intervenes. Enough is enough. I had great hope and I really believed that the EU Parliament was going to lift the embargoes towards the Turkish Cypriots – as the EU promised it in 2004, but the EU shamelessly sabotaged that lifting. So, the EU-Turkey negotiations will remain blocked. I’m fed up with that twisted policy based on racism. Where is the EU sailing?

I previously wrote in several articles that Ms Merkel and Mr Sarkozy manipulate the Cypriot issue in order to destroy the EU path of Turkey. I also denounced that plot in many comments that I posted on the HDN. But many Greek or Greek Cypriot commentators, who are organized, decided to attack me cowardly on all fronts, and tried to discredit that theory.

But that theory was confirmed by Marco Perduca. And last october it was confirmed by several EU politicians of the EU Parliament, who clarified what really did happen about the last so-called legal decision of the EU regarding the direct trade between the EU and the Turkish Cypriots – article in Turkish. Here is the translation of most of the article:

“Several socialist politicians of the EU parliament said that there are two countries that hide themselves behind the Cypriot issue.

“The Cypriot issue is the main obstacle of Turkey’s EU membership, and as Merkel and Sarkozy are against that membership, they don’t want positive developments to happen in Cyprus. In other words, these two big EU countries don’t want any progress regarding the peace process at Cyprus. And the Greek Cypriot side takes advantage of that. That’s one of the reason why the Greek Cypriot side is so unwilling about a solution. The Greek Cypriots are encouraged by these two countries.

Otherwise, if France and Germany really want to contribute to a solution, they would force or motivate the Greek Cypriots for a solution. We related these views to the Turkish Cypriots.

Nobody has to fool anyone, the Greek Cypriots alone can’t influence the EU. Germany and France manipulate the Cypriot issue in order to object to Turkey’s EU membership. In other words, if there is some progress in Cyprus, there will be no more obstacles to Turkey’s EU membership. That’s the real story. The last decision regarding the lifting of the embargoes has to be interpreted in that way.””

Thus, Ms Merkel and Mr Sarkozy plot well and truly against the peace in Cyprus, hence against Turkey’s EU membership.

I suggested that article of Abhaber and its translation to the Greek and Greek Cypriot nationalists and to the other anti-Turkey commentators, but they didn’t answer. I reminded them that article, and especially to one of their “leader”. But this “leader” turned out to be pathetic, in the same manner of his other Greek clones, since they denied that outrageous truth. These commentators prefered fleeing that scandalous news and making a diversion.

They didn’t want to be honest. They didn’t want to admit that Merkel and Sarkozy asked the Greek side to not find a solution with the Turkish side. Why? Because Germany and France have the power to give billions of euros to their country. In fact, for years Greece was able to stand only thanks to financial aid. And today again, it will be able to stand only thanks to the new billions of euros that Merkel and Sarkozy “promised” Greece.

Moneeeeeeeeey, always money. “Money for nothing and chicks for free”.

These nationalist commentators have no conscience. They can’t be expected to be objective, and they are of bad faith. Because they even denied what the former Greek Cypriot president Glafkos Klerides said several weeks ago (that the Greek Cypriots should have accepted the Annan peace plan). They even denied what the Greek Cypriot journalist Makarios Drusiotis said (that it is the Greek Cypriot side that doesn’t want of a solution at Cyprus). Now they deny what some politicians of the EU parliament said to ABhaber. Besides, they neither took into account what the president of Slovenia Danilo Türk declared. He stated: “Technical issues should not be unnecessarily politicized”.

These blind nationalists and their political and religious leaders are the main obstacles for peace between Turkey and Greece. I denounce the insane policy of Mr Sarkozy and Ms Merkel, but that disturbs them. Furthermore, Elmar Brok, a close colleague to Merkel, blatantly said that they (CSU-CDU) would do everything that the Greek side would ask them. Thus, it is crystal clear: the Greek Cypriots obtained what they wanted from the EU politicians, from those politicians who want to block Turkey’s EU perspective.

Lastly, the Greek Cypriots really do not consider the Turkish Cypriots as equal as them. The Turkish Cypriots are isolated from the world, and it is disgusting and even a crime against humanity that the Greek Cypriot state tells them: “Even though the EU promised you, you can’t trade directly with it. But forget your true identity, come we will take care of you, we will give you a passport”. That’s very ugly. That’s assimilation. The racist Greek Cypriot state blackmails and humiliates the Turkish Cypriots. The Greek Cypriot state takes advantage of the isolation, the poverty and the despair of the Turkish Cypriot citizens. They are the hostages of the Greek Cypriot state. In other words, the Turkish Cypriot citizens are the prisoners of the rulers of Shawshank (France, Germany, Greece, south Cyprus).

Another example: the “leader” of the Greek nationalists on the HDN proved too that they consider the Turkish Cypriots as second class Cypriot citizens. He wrote in fact such a twisted comment that I do not want to quote it here. That Greek nationalist and his clones showed their true colours.

These nationalists have really no conscience. They even dare claim that Greece helped Turkey and supported its EU membership. There is a war on information against Turkey even on the Hürriyet Daily News. That is appalling. I then asked them these questions (but still no answer):

what has been the contribution of Greece to the EEC/EU since 1981? Did Greece contribute to the EU spirit? Did Greece contribute to the peace with Turkey? Greece’s policy with Turkey has never been in line with the EU spirit: first, although Greece was a poor country it did join the EEC in 1981, and on the one hand, it took advantage of nearly 100 billion euros of EU funds to modernize itself, on the other hand it vetoed Turkey’s EU candidacy until 1999. It even vetoed for years the access of the Turkish students to the Erasmus program. Would a true civilized country have done that? Moreover against its neighbour (besides, organizing the Olympic games is certainly a success but not enough to be considered as a civilized country)? Now it is the Greek Cypriots that block Turkey’s EU membership, but Greece tolerates that.

The Greeks are not only selfish, but also ungrateful and traitors to Turkey: let’s remind that the Turkish prime minister Mr Erdoğan went to Greece last may with several of his ministers and with a 100 businessmen to support it about its crisis. But what did Greece do after the terrorist attack of Israel (which assassinated 9 Turkish citizens who were on a humanitarian ship en route to Gaza)? It decided “to thank” Turkey by taking part to a military “alliance” with Israel. Well, is that the EU spirit?

Yorgo Papandreou must prevent the Greek nationalists and the religious leaders from sabotaging the peace with Turkey. He certainly can’t do that alone, but can’t he at least officially denounce the numerous politicians of the EU who have always asked Greece to not improve its ties with Turkey? Can’t he at least officially denounce the EU politicians who sabotage the reunification of Cyprus? Given that this is much easier than facing with the Greek extremists, Mr Papandreou has the duty to tell the truth about the insane policy of the EU with regard to the relations between Turkey and Greece and to the Cypriot issue. This unhealthy situation can’t be allowed to continue.

A reminder: an Italian poilitician recently said: “The Greeks deal with nothing else but with Turkey in the EU. There should be a sociological study”.

Well, instead of making an anti-Turkey propaganda at the EU Parliament, instead of turning a blind eye to the insistent anti-Turkish policy of many EU governments and of the Greek religious leaders, Greece should at last support the peace.

Greece and south Cyprus are members of the EU but they still haven’t understood why the EU was created. Greece, Mr Sarkozy, Ms Merkel and Austria are not worthy of Robert Schuman and Jean Monnet.

To put it in a nutshell, the Greek side and the anti-Turkey politicians of the EU sabotage hand in hand the reunification of Cyprus and Turkey’s EU membership. Will someone act in concret terms in Greece or in the EU?

Now, here is the comment (regarding the so called legal decision about the direct trade) of a commentator on the Hürriyet Daily News whose name is Murat:

“Wow, this is pretty harsh. Maybe should not be surprising, but still a most tangible sign that TRNC and Turks will never get a fair shake, no matter what. As many have claimed, final solution was reached at 74 and that is where it will stay. I am most interested to know though what the motivation for the members voting to perpetuate the isolation of TRNC was, what drove all the non-Greeks to vote in this manner and sink one chance to correct a colossal mistake EU was responsible for to begin with. More bizzare is the notion that Greeks seem to have that if cornererd, threatened, deprived and bullied, eventually TCs will give up their rights and freedoms and buckle and wonderful things will happen as a result. This is the kind of stuff that gives birth to future wars, one would think Europeans above all would know better.”

China’s rise? America’s demise?

China will be the new USA. But I hope that China will be a democracy and not propagate war as the USA do. I do believe that the EU has the duty to help China to improve its democracy. Lastly, since China is the factory of the world, the EU has also the duty to help it to adapt its laws to the laws of the EU: food safety and environment are the two vital chapters that China and the EU must work on. That is vital for the EU, and for all of us in the world.

Education, health….are also vital. Thus, there has to be negotiations between the EU and China. That is quite simply a deal that China has to accept since it is the factory of the world. The negotiations for what? For our security.

Giant highway to boost regional economies

I quote: “Turkey’s largest-ever highway project, which will link Istanbul to İzmir, will reduce travel time to three hours from 6.5 hours. The highway is planned to be completed in seven years. Cities such as Kocaeli, Bursa, Balıkesir and İzmir, which are on the route of the highway, will experience a boom in exports, tourism, employment and social life.”

“As the project links İzmir to both Istanbul and Europe, it will have a positive impact on İzmir’s economic and social development, according to Ekrem Demirtaş, board chairman of the İzmir Chamber of Commerce.

The turkish government signed a build-operate-transfer deal on Sept. 27 this year with a consortium of six construction companies to carry out the country’s largest-ever highway project. The $11-billion-project will include the world’s second-longest suspension bridge, to be built over the Gulf of İzmit. The bridge will be 3,000 meters long.”

“The İzmir-Gebze highway will contribute greatly to the social, cultural and economic life of cities on the route of the project, according to Mustafa Türkmenoğlu, coordinator of the Aegean Exporters Union.”

That project is a great one. Very positive indeed.

By the way, several high speed train lines are also being built through Turkey (Ankara-Eskişehir is already opened).

And the Marmaray is another greater project. I’m looking forward to travelling by the Marmaray from the Anatolian shore to the european shore (the travel will last 4 minutes). That tunel underneath the Bosphorus is really symbolic. More grandiose than the Eurostar?

I dream of a train connection between Izmir and Kuşadası. That would be great and very useful too. Furthermore, the foreign tourists from Izmir airport would reach Kuşadası faster.

EU ball squarely in Turkey’s court, French FM says

Bernard Kouchner was a man whom I trusted a lot. But I feel betrayed. Since he became the puppet of Mr Sarkozy, I don’t have any interest in him anymore. Mr Kouchner always strongly supported Turkey’s EU membership, but as he is the vassal of Mr Sarkozy, he has to repeat as a parrot that Turkey can’t be an EU member. Another example: Mr Lellouche was a strong supporter of Turkey’s EU membership too, but he also strangely changed his mind about Turkey’s EU membership. Unbelievable.

A commentator whose name is John wrote this excellent comment (be careful, there are several “John” on the Hürriyet daily News):

“Quite obscure what a has-been politician in a hard right regime has to contribute in this. France wants – apparently – Turkey to be ”closer to the EU”. Just how does Kouchner propose achieving that when, poodling to his media-wedded boss, he thinks that Turkey should ”never” join the EU. There’s the crux of the really silly French dilemma, the result of ego-tripping vanities of self-importance by its ‘classe dirigeante’ who have let the weakness of the left and distorted election results go to their heads in a belief that that they have (or had) massive voter support in France. How do you ”anchor” Turkey to the EU when wishing to deny it a voice in policy design and decision-making?”

Göktürk wrote:

“Its funny how you greeks and non-turks come to a Turkish newspaper every day a spew your ugly garbage about the Nation. You have nothing better going on in your but to foment hate and racism. Sad.”

And Süleyman wrote:

“I for one am not in favour of membership, but a serious question needs to be raised here. France and the rest of the EU gave the green light for membership, so how can any nation within the EU, say if we open any more chapters than that will lead to membership and that is our position? That is hypocrisy gone mad, and a total contradiction. They have absolutely no credibilty whatsoever. They obviously predicted that Turkiye could not fulfill the obligations, but now are understanding that Turkiye would romp it in, if all the chapters were open. There can be no other explanation for this. We should ask ourselves why would we want to join a club, that renegs on its own words anyway.”

“Herşeyin yalan riya
hayat sanki bir rüya
bıktım usandım senden
kavanoz dipli dünya

ah felek zalim felek
kime ceket kime yelek
herkese kavun yedirdin
bana da yedirdin kelek

ah felek zalim felek
kime ceket kime yelek
herkese urba giydirdin
bana da yırtık bir yelek.”

Yeşim Salkım – ‘Kavanoz dipli dünya’ / “Hep böyle kal”

Aegean’s underwater beauties to be shown to world

I quote:“Famous Japanese photographer Masakazu Akagi, who is serving as a private photographer for Japanese Prince Tohomito, has been in Turkey for 50 days to photograph underwater beauties around the Aegean town of Muğla. His videos will be aired on Japanese national television and photos will be published in various international magazines.”

I expect a blu-ray!

German bid for multi-cultural society has failed, says Chancellor MerkelGerman leader pays state visit to Turkey amid state of new tension

Angela Merkel is an irresponsible politician. Stating that multicultural society has failed in Germany is a lie, disgraceful, and above all very dangerous. Besides, it’s an insult and an injustice to the majority of the immigrants who did integrate. That declaration is a betrayal towards all the immigrants in Germany, but also towards the EU since that declaration goes against the principles of the EU spirit (Ms Merkel, are Airbus or the ESA failures?).

It’s not because there are immigrants who don’t integrate in Germany that all the immigrants must be shown as the problem. There are social issues in Germany (as in every country) but it doesn’t mean that the multicultural society – world – model has failed. Ms Merkel, is the german national football team a failure? Ms Merkel, you agreed with Mr Wulff that Islam is a part of Germany, but now you destroy what you said. But what’s your goal?

As Angela Merkel and the CDU/CSU fail to resolve the issues of Germany, she disgracefully prefers pointing her finger at the immigrants in order to make a diversion. To make forget other real issues.

As a human being and as an EU citizen, I’m indignant and afraid of the consequences of that great mistake.

But after careful consideration, maybe that it was not a mistake. Maybe that Ms Merkel said that to convince the young members of her CDU to whom she addressed that day that Turkey should not be an EU member. She educates the young CDU members so that they object to Turkey’s EU membership in the future. That’s really twisted. The policy of the CDU/CSU and of Angeka Merkel is based on religion.

Mr Erdoğan and Mr Zapatero try to gather together all the citizens of the world, but Ms Merkel does the opposite.

I quote (second article):

“Another participant, Dietar Nietan, from the German Social Democrats, also expressed his disagreement with the chancellor. “I don’t agree with Merkel. We are a multicultural society,” he said. “Of course we still have problems. But we should not point the finger at immigrants, like Merkel is doing.””

Finally, we should not be so surprised by the disgraceful statement of Angela Merkel. It should have been expected. In fact, let’s remember that Ms Merkel and the christian democrats of the EU wanted to include in the EU constitution: “The root of the EU is Christendom”. But they failed fortunately (but why did they fail?). Did not that anti-secular attempt target Turkey’s EU membership? In my opinion, it’s highly probable.

Well, many EU media prefer to not dealing much with that attempt of the christian democrats, but they prefer attacking Turkey regarding religion. Though, these media should stress that the Turkish prime minister Mr Erdoğan didn’t try to include in the Turkish constitution: “Turkey’s root is Islam”. The EU media ought to look in the mirror before criticising Turkey so much.

Nevertheless, there are a few objective European and American journalists who named the AKP “muslim conservative” (but many anti-Turkey media and lobbies named it “islamist” in order to make the citizens afraid. There’s a huge difference between “islamist” and “islamic”). But Mr Erdoğan objects even to “muslim conservative”. The Turkish prime minister Mr Erdoğan answered to a European journalist: “We consider ourselves as “conservative democrats””. So the AKP itself states that it does not accept to be called “muslim conservative”. But that’s not good for many lobbies full of hatred which aim at propagating fear and at washing the citizens’ brain.

A reminder: after the terrorist attack of Israel on the humanitarian Turkish ships in international waters, Mr Erdoğan said: “We curse that attack. We don’t refer to the Israeli people but to the Israeli government. Our Jewish citizens are under our security”.

9 Turkish civilians were killed and many citizens of many countries were injured and humiliated by Israel.

But Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reassured the citizens of Jewish religion in Turkey, because they are Turkish and innocent citizens. And Mr Erdoğan reassured the citizens in Israel too. He did curse the Israeli government and its extremists.

By the way, Mr Erdoğan stated several times that he considers anti-Semitism as a crime against humanity, as well as islamophobia.

But Angela Merkel, instead of cursing or calming down the racists in Germany, chose to target the immigrants (as Mr Sarkozy did in France).

Thus, we can note that there is a meaningful difference between these two so-called leaders and the sensible leaders Mr Erdoğan and Mr Zapatero.

(By the way, what did Ms Merkel and Mr Sarkozy do or say about the terrorist attack of Israel against the humanitarian ships?).

Furthermore, let’s remind that the Turkish prime minister said: “Thou shalt not kill” in Turkish, Hebrew and English in front of a Turkish crowd.

Last but not least, Mr Erdoğan created with Mr Zapatero the alliance of civilizations. That plan aims at breaking the prejudices and the tension between the citizens of the world.

Eventually, Mr Erdoğan strives for peace (Can Baydarol underlined that what Mr Erdoğan said to Mr Peres at Davos symbolizes what the whole world has always wanted to say), like Mr Atalay, Mr Davutoğlu or Mr Çiçek.

Key Turkish issues at play in US elections

The messages (about the article above) of a commentator whose name is Steve should be read.

Is Turkey an Iran-lover and Israel-hater?

At first, Turkey is one of the most secular countries of Europe with France. Yes, it is suprising but actually true. Turkey is not a perfect secular country, but if we look at many EU countries, Turkey is much more secular.

Secondly, I do not believe that Iran wants to destroy Israel. Because if Iran attacks Israel, Israel will launch nuclear missiles against Iran. Thus, if Iran is crazy enough to attack Israel, on the one hand, there will be many deaths, on the other hand, it will be the end of the Iranian regime.

By the way, why didn’t the USA and the EU include Israel within NATO? Instead of giving it nuclear weapons, wouldn’t it had been better to make it a NATO member?

To conclude, Turkey voted against the UN sanctions towards Iran because it succeeded with Brazil in convincing Iran to sign a nuclear deal. Furthermore, Iran is the second gas supplier of Turkey, so Turkey has the duty to entertain good relations with Iran. And as Mr Ahmet Davutoğlu underlined it, Iran and Turkey have been very close countries for a thousand years, and their frontiers have never changed.

If the USA are not able to understand world politics, they can’t strive for the peace.

“Hey mighty brontosaurus
don’t you have a lesson for us?

you thought your rule would always last
there were no lessons in your past

you were built three stories high
they say you would not hurt a fly

if we explode the atom bomb
would they say that we were dumb?

we’re walking in your footsteps
walking in your footsteps
walking in your footsteps
walking in your footsteps

they say the meek shall inherit the earth
they say the meek shall inherit the earth.”

Lyrics written by Sting – ‘Walking in your footsteps’ / “Synchronicty”

(I often quote economists, politicians, journalists, citizens, …. Why wouldn’t I quote singers? Why wouldn’t I quote Sting, Sezen Aksu, Yeşim Salkım, Phil Collins, Louis Armstrong, Mark Knopfler, ….?).

Gates: US not pressing Turkey over NATO missile shield

I quote: “Turkey’s refusal to allow U.S. troops to cross its territory to invade Iraq in 2003, to support U.N. sanctions against Iran, and the ferocity of its dispute with Israel over a raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla to Gaza have all raised U.S. concerns about the direction of Turkey’s foreign policy.”

1/Turkey didn’t authorize the USA to attack illegally Iraq through its territory in 2003, so what? The USA must respect the turkish democracy. The USA have no right to impose their world war policy. The USA are not the Fathers of Turkey.

The Father of Turkey is Atatürk.

2/Turkey is an independent democracy and it was its full right to vote against the sanctions towards Iran at the UN Security Council since it suceeded with Brazil in convincing Iran to sign a nuclear agreement. If Turkey can’t vote independently at the United Nations Security Council, then the USA should close it and rule the world (anyway, isn’t that what they are doing since the UN Security Council seems to be a formality?).

3/It is Israel that assassinated 9 turkish civilians who were on a humanitarian civilian Turkish ship en route to Gaza. Israel is responsible for the glaciation of its relations with Turkey. But there’s still no regret from Israel. Israel even approved these murders.

EU lacks vision on Turkish membership, says Gül

I quote: “Gül acknowledged in the interview in the German newspaper that Turkey had its work to do, but said Europe was at fault for the slow speed of the talks. “But the main reason behind the slowing of the talks is a lack of vision and strategic thinking by European politicians and intellectuals,” said the Turkish president.”

Mr Gül is absolutely right. But most of the EU politicians turn a blind eye to the anti-EU spirit policy of Mr Sarkozy and Ms Merkel.

And the anti-Turkey commentators on the HDN are used to denying the truth when it comes to Turkey. They even flee what some EU politcians say. These anti-peace commentators don’t miss an article to spread their unhealthy propaganda.

Spain did say last june (at the end of its EU presidency) that Turkey is victim of discriminations from the EU, and especially from France, Germany, the Greeks and the Greek Cypriots. Spain also said that it could hardly open one chapter because of these countries.

So, why deny these double standards?

Turks, Chinese to build high-speed train lines across Turkey

High speed train lines will be built: most of all the turkish towns will be connected with high speed trains. That is historic, I expected that news for several years.

But I am angry that France is not working with Turkey on that field. The French are very good regarding trains and train lines. Furthermore, the French high speed train, the TGV, is undeniably the best in the world. For instance, one accident occured many years ago but it proved that the TGV is the best one: no one was injured.

Thus, it drives me crazy that because of Sarkozy and some of his predecessors, France has not been chosen by Turkey. Though for its security, the best choice is France. I am angry. Bu there is hope: the French TGV can still be chosen.

Gulf, Turkey hold new round of partnership talks

I am very happy because a stable Middle East is on the horizon. At last. That improvement of the relations between Turkey and its close neighbours is historic and promising.

I quote:

“Six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC and Turkey agree on a joint action plan in Kuwait to boost economic and political ties. ‘We believe that Turkey and the GCC have the same objectives in many fields,’ says Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.”

“The action plan covers 2011 and 2012 and envisages cooperation on trade, investments, agriculture, food safety, transportation, energy, culture, health, tourism, education and environment.”

“The two blocs were also boosting security and counter-terrorism cooperation and discussing a proposal for a rail link between them, he said.”

“In their declaration, foreign ministers expressed their determination to conclude a free trade agreement as soon as possible. The ministers underlined the importance of preservation of Iraq’s independence, unity and territorial integrity and expressed their hope that a national compromise government would be set up in the country.”

“The ministers further called on Israel to urgently end its policies to demolish Palestinians’ houses, construct walls and force the Palestinians to leave their lands while strongly condemning May’s Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed nine people. Davutoglu also said that if Israel assumed an attitude in favor of peace, Turkey was ready to support peace talks in the Middle East.”

“The foreign ministers expressed their desire that the Middle East would be deprived of nuclear weapons and welcomed international efforts aiming to find a diplomatic and peaceful solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.

Also in their declaration, the ministers called on international actors to lift embargoes on Turkish Cypriots, condemned terrorism, saying it should not be associated with any religion, ethnicity or nationality.

The ministers also extended their full support to Turkey’s fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.”

EU sends sensitive messages about the press

The EU has never played its role (which is to propagate the peace) between Turkey and Armenia or between Turkey and Greece. Turkey is a candidate country to the EU since 1999, and the negotiations started in 2005. Thus, the problems of Turkey are those of the EU.

One of the rules of the EU is to entertain good relationship with the neighbours. But instead of helping Turkey to improve its ties with Armenia or Greece, the EU prefers at the same time blocking many chapters of the negotiations with Turkey and teaching lessons of democracy to it. The EU doesn’t help Turkey but criticises it from Brussels.

“Doğrusu ben seni pek fazla tanımıyorum
iç güdüsel olarak kendimi savunuyorum

dolayısıyle bilemiyorum
dolayısıyle bilemiyorum

arka sokaklarda neler oluyor?
arka sokaklarda neler oluyor?

sen beni istersen çok rahat kandırabilirsin
kendine şahane bir şey sandırabilirsin

dolayısıyle bilemiyorum
dolayısıyle bilemiyorum

arka sokaklarda neler oluyor?
arka sokaklarda neler oluyor?”

Lyrics written by Sezen Aksu – ‘Arka sokaklar’ / “Yaz bitmeden”

Now and then the Greens support Turkey. But if they really want to help Turkey, they have the duty to denounce the insane Cypriot conspiracy through the media and within the EU parliament.

The EU has loads of energy to block 19 chapters of the EU-Turkey negotiations, but no energy to face with the issues that Turkey tries to resolve (and the EU has no energy to face with what Israel does to the Palestinians or with what the USA do in Iraq).

That is far from being credible. That is not the EU which I used to trust. The EU loves teaching lessons of democracy, but the EU has to look in the mirror.

I have a few questions to Mr Barroso:

Mr Barroso, are you an objective and credible president of the EU commission? Since Mr Sarkozy and Ms Merkel are against Turkey’s EU membership, I really wonder.

Did they make any pressure about your second mandate? Well, did they blackmail you? Or did you promise them anything about Turkey’s EU membership perspective?

By the way, owing to some former racist declarations of Mr Van Rompuy, a Turkish journalist said that the EU chose a president that it deserves. Well said.

Eventually, because of the double standards of the EU towards Turkey, I can only call into question its credibility. And although I always have had faith in the EU commission, I do have concerns about the objectivity of its president.

Best regards,

Cem

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