by Upstate NY
Sun Sep 25th, 2005 at 05:34:18 PM EST
The threads with the eye-candy were open threads, but seem not to have met with their public... We'll try to put up "normal" open threads in the European evening from now on... J.
Consider this my request for occasional open threads on Eurotrib.
I was considering how to ask for this without starting a diary but I didn't want to pollute anyone's diary with this request.
I have been a one-trick pony of sorts on your blog with a special emphasis on Cyprus and Turkey. I have a few diaries which address both Katrina and European literature among other topics. Sometimes in perusing the Turkish and Cypriot online news sources I come across an article which I'd like to post here, but I think it's undeserving of a diary of its own. Is there a better place to link to interesting articles than a diary?
One such article can be found here: Fallout to Accession
There's a lot of bluster in the article, but if indeed this is a real danger in Turkey, I have two reactions. One, if it is entirely possible that such a dangerous authoritarian regime might take power, then Turkey is further away from integration than even I imagined. And two, maybe this warning or threat should be taken seriously since the last thing the EU needs is a belligerent neighbor. Or maybe it can all be ignored as ill-considered bluster?