Should Turkey Join The European Union?

@kurtdon (143)
Malta
January 22, 2007 5:20am CST
This is on many of European's minds. It is a very delicate situation, as people are confused about this, and if it will help Europe in general to let Turkey join. I personally disagree on them joining the EU, as they are culturally, racially different, also beliefs. But many people think differently, what do u people think?
6 responses
@Eisenherz (2913)
• Portugal
24 Jan 07
I don't think Turkey should be allowed to join the EU under any circunstances. First of all, geographically it is not even a genuine 100% european country. Secondly, I think it'd give a bad image to the EU if they joined it, I mean, we're talking of a country where not even the most basic human rights are respected. Not to mention what they've been doing to the curds for many years no. I say no to Turkey.
@kurtdon (143)
• Malta
25 Jan 07
Very well said, I must agree to your post! Thanks every1 for posting, its nice to see everyones opinions.
@ronaldinu (12456)
• Malta
27 Jan 07
I really have my doubts about Turkey joining European Union. There are political and human rights reasons why EU should put their brakes on Turkey joining EU.
• Turkey
27 Jan 07
i want to ask something to you.arnt there any different cultures in eurpoen union. I'm Turk!! i dont want Republic of Türkiye dont join to european union.because Türkiye don't need the union of european. when a new goverment comes to Türkiye as Atatürk's,, we wil set up a new union that called middle east union...
• Romania
27 Jan 07
well...you see,everyone was a bed impresion about the turkey,arabia,irak...countryes....i dont know what to say...
@ezzrssi (11197)
• Italy
22 Jan 07
yes i think so ,eu is now a realty
@Wanderlaugh (1625)
• Australia
22 Jan 07
Ask ten people about Turkey, and you'll get ten different opinions, particularly if they're Turks. Turkey is Europe's hereditary ambivalent neighbor, ever since the Persians and the Ottoman Empire. It's difficult for a foreigner to penetrate the contradictions, social and cultural. An Armenian journalist was killed, and most of the country is up in arms about it. This is despite the mysterious policy on the Armenian issues, whereby the old pre-Ataturk regime was responsible for the genocide, but somehow they think it's the modern Turkey, founded by Ataturk, who threw out the regime that committed the genocide, being held responsible. The Kurdish issue is another big problem. I'd have thought a Kurdish homeland would solve the problem not make it worse, but apparently they don't see it that way. Turkey really is the bridge to the Middle East and Asia. They're a strategically relevant nation. They're a NATO ally, they've fought wars on the West's side, like in Korea, and have bases on Turkish soil. It could be viewed as a double standard to ask them to support the West, then refuse entry. Really, difficult as some Turkish issues are, they're Turkish issues, not those of the West.