Tuesday December 1, 2020

Turkey must be allowed to enter Europe

Dermot Ahern is right on at least one policy front: the accession of Turkey to the European Union is an imperative. Negotiations are due to start tomorrow, and they are likely to be fractious.

1st October, 2005

As of now, the chances of success are slim. The consequences of failure are serious, serious for relations between the west and the Islamic world and serious for the European Union itself. The suggestion that Turkey is not really part of Europe is disingenuous. It has suited the west to regard Turkey as part of Europe until now, and it would be hypocritical to do an about face.

Turkey became a member of the North...

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