Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
over 30-50 years, it is very likely that the amount needed infrastructure, agricultors support (70% of the population) reaches several trillions. Turkey is even poorer than romania but more populated than all others eastern-europe countries together.

you are extremely optimistic over the Kurdish problem, especially regarding the situation in iraq, personaly in dont get the benefit to be involved there for nothing.

if you dont see the problem to have state of the European Union at war with nothern iraq and involved with the probability of regional conflict, i cannot do anything for you. There is nothing to gain with having a frontier at this hotspot.

Germany wanted more vote rights than france, it is because that is important, and Turkey will have far more vote rights than anyone else, that will change radically the balance of power in Europe, especially since they are extremely nationalist and difficult partner and dont like compromises.

if Turkey was the size of bosnia/chypre, i would not care at all since Europe would not be changed, but frankly, Europe will be totally destabilized once Turkey will be member.

All these problems for so little or none advantage, it is foolish (please dont talk about improving relation with muslims, this argument is utter crap without any evidence)

by fredouil (fredouil@gmailgmailgmail.com) on Mon Dec 11th, 2006 at 11:50:14 PM EST
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