posted on May, 28 2005 @ 04:10 AM
Allowing Turkey in Europe won't show anything to the arab world. Turks are not arabs, and they're not culturally close to arabs.
Also, the excuse that a muslim country should not be considered as a reason to prevent them in, is close to racism. In Belgium, for instance, the
muslims are the second religious population, after catholics, and they just might turn out to be the first ones in a few years... The fact that the
culture attached to the muslim religion is not compatible with our way of life in here is an excuse used by those non tolerant people. On the other
hand, I must admit that no religion has to be used as an excuse to do something that is against the law (like the tradition of killing a sheep, or
Now, even with that said, I am against letting Turkey in European Union. Turkey is for the most part in Asia. This is European Union. After
Turkey, what? Syria? Israel? Morocco? No no no... Sorry. This is Europe and full stop. We must impose geographical limits to it, and I think the limit
But then, even if they're not in Europe or in the European Union, it does not at all prevent the full cooperation and the best friendship.
[edit on 28-5-2005 by SpookyVince]