Turkey’s EU membership looks a bit ropey

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

An interim report into Turkey’s future memebrship of the European Federation is highly critical and their bid is looking a bit “shaky”.

One of the main stumbling blocks is that Turkey had to open up its ports (including airports) to other EU member states – including Cyprus – but Cypriots are still not allowed free movement.  The Turks aren’t too keen on the Greeks and Cypriots because when the northern part of Cyprus declared itself independent of the rest of Cyprus, the Greeks supported the Cypriot authorities whilst the Turks supported the Islamic republic in the north which calls itself the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.  Nobody other than Turkey recognises Northern Cyprus.

Turkey is a crescent shaped peg trying to fit into a star shaped hole.


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