|Quoting PADSpot (Reply 12):|
14%? Great! Well then the only problem would be to communicate that to Turkish politicians? Apparently the haven't heard about that poll. Or just don't care ...
Well they will in the nearest elections.
First of all European people should understand that Turkey is not begging for EU membership.Yes we are doing our best to comply with EU standards.Infact this is something we should accomplish decades ago and I am sure every Turkish citizen appeciates the impovements in the human rights and improvements in every aspect of daily life to comply with EU standards.
Again I have to repeat that Turkey bids a membership,EU has right to accept it or reject it,thats not a life or death situation for both sides.They both think that they can profit from an allience,if not they can stop negociating anytime.
In the current situation it just turned to a political bribery against Turkey to take some advantages form it.They want us to give up from many things apart from the technical requirements and this creates an unfair feeling among the Turks,thats why the approval rating of the public is different from the government itself which has an official membership bid policy.
The options of Turkey(Arabs,Iran or whatever) is not very important,Turkey is a self sufficient country and not every country in the world is EU member and they live,we are not a member at the moment and we don't lack anything.I don't admire anything that the member countries have and we don't.So we Turks are really not desperate.
Turkish boycott agaist the French is not only a matter of Armenian issue.Today France is one of the leading countries for democracy and they also mentor Turkey for its improvement in democratic issues and at the same time they pass a law in their country to ban every comment not accepting a genocide.A Turkish democratic party leader(Doðu Perinçek) is trialed in court for his words stating that Turks didnt deliberetaly exterminated Armenians to wipe out from the face of the earth but their casulities were a circumstance of a war,therefore denying the genocide.
Talking about democracy and banning Turkey's primary human right of defending himself.Even if you murder someone, the court gives you right to defend yourself .
|Quoting NoUFO (Reply 11):|
Whatever. You're entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to not sharing it.
Thats fair enough.