November 1, 2011
I read this article from Dünya:
TÜSIAD Chairperson Ümit Boyner, who has written the introductory chapter of booklet, said in her opening speech of the forum that the Turkish business world was certain more than ever that Turkey will become one of the best democracies and economies in the world as soon as possible.
These promising words of TÜSIAD chairwoman Ümit Boyner made me write the article below:
True concerns & Turcophobia
We can divide the citizens and politicians of the EU who criticise the democratic failures of Turkey into two groups.
In the first group there are the people who really care of Turkey and the Human rights. They support and help those in Turkey and the EU who work hard to make Turkey a more democratic country. They are sincere and have no hidden agenda. They strive for democracy, justice and peace in Turkey.
In the second group there are the people who keep on reminding these failures solely in order to feed their allergies about Turkey and its EU membership. These EU citizens and politicians are hypocritical, they have a hidden agenda. They do not care of the Human rights in Turkey. But they are ill. Well Turcophobia and Islamophobia are dangerous diseases. They are not contagious though many people are infected.
Anyway, Turkey will be able to become an EU member only when it meets all the criterions of Brussels.
But the second group should actually be reassured because the EU added many extra-rules or double standards regarding Turkey’s EU membership process (for instance the appalling conditions imposed on Turkey to close a chapter, the Cypriot issue or the very probable referendum in Austria). Turkey may not become an EU member.
Let’s remind that several EU members didn’t meet all the criterions when they became members (that was a privileged partnership!), but there’s no doubt that the EU is making everything that is possible so that Turkey doesn’t enjoy that privileged pre-accession mechanism. Turkey’s EU path is sabotaged.
Well owing to the numerous double standards of the EU, when/if Turkey becomes an EU member it will likely be the closest member to perfection!
PS. And that will enable Turkey to be politically stronger within the EU! A big thank you to all the anti-Turkey politicians and political groups of the EU!
PPS. Turkey will certainly remember those who support it (Poland, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the SPD in Germany, ….) and those who try to isolate and destabilise it.cem