Again, an external comment, this time on the issue: Turkey in the EU?
Magnus Goeller wrote on 30/03/2010 at 17:26
Since the EU is a completely undemocratic, however now state-like in many respects structure (a Maltese has as much right to vote as thirteen German ...), I should wish well that Turkey would be added to make the lies Shop by overstretching completely finished off.
Alone, the consequences are difficult to predict, and therefore I oppose Turkey's accession, simply for economic, social, and cultural reasons (in any order).
In addition: In addition to the Zipfelchen landmass west of Istanbul, Turkey has almost no European features; it may not even be opened Christian churches; the Kurds are still suppressed; what the "law" is concerned, so the story is with YouTube only an example; the ACP not instills more confidence than the Kemalist military.
And of course I also put no value on Kurdish-Turkish EU's external borders with Syria, Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran; there can always break out a new hell, the Israel-Palestine problem right there virulent, the Americans always on kindling, north and east of the Caucasus with its wars, the Georgia conflict, that of the Armenians with Azerbaijan, Abkhazia, Ajaria, South Ossetia, Chechnya, Ingushetia, the devil knows what will come all ...
I as German've had enough of war, does not want my sons to be burned somewhere between Beirut, Erzurum, Tehran, Kabul and Karachi in the geostrategic games our world handlebars; no thanks; and then it ran through an EU-membership of Turkey, the (avowedly surreptitiously) to weaken the EU competitors operate the USA for years, yet more likely addition.
And by the way still directed at Israel-Firsters: Since Turkey is not only since the Davos scandal between Erdogan and Peres's probably not quite the cantonist one desires from that side ...