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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Gul’s statements show Turkish incompatibilities vis-à-vis Europe



Mr. Gul’s divisive statements made on his trip to the Northern breakaway State should remind us all that Turkey does not abide by the most basic norms expected, indeed required, by the European Union. Take a look at this statement:

"There are two realities on Cyprus, two democracies, two states, two languages, two religions." President Abdullah Gul, at a joint news conference with Turkish Cypriot leader Mr. Mehmet Ali Talat, went on to say that "One has to accept that a solution must be based on these realities." Yes, like the Annan Plan you wholeheartedly endorsed?

He notes religion as an issue to the Cyprus problem. Why? Is he telling us that those with different faiths cannot live side by side, together in brotherhood? If so, then why does he seek Turkish membership in the EU? The British high commissioner in Nicosia, Mr. Peter Millett, reacted strongly to Mr. Gul’s remarks by stating that involving religion in the Cyprus issue was unacceptable. Feel free to watch the video below to hear more of what Mr. Millett had to say on the recent remarks by President Gul.

The spectacular Turkish transformational act?

Commentary from certain politicians and (warped) media keep stating that Turkey's EU accession will set the country on a course of dramatic transformation and that Turkey is a bridge between the East and the West. Has this dramatic transformation begun?

2 comments:

Mel said...

Talking about incompatibilities, I could never picture an EU country banning YouTube. The popular video sharing site YouTube is banned from Turkey, yet again. Videos insulting "Turkishness" is a crime that is punishable by law. Turkey’s “march” West continues.

THE LAW!! said...

Youtube? Thats nothing. Did you know that the so called trnc government is responsible for for human trafficking? Turkish newspaper states it, read by clicking the link below.

http://www.hri.org/news/cyprus/tcpr/2009/09-02-26.tcpr.html#04