• Turkey has a long way to go before EU membership: Merkel

    From mike12newman@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jan 17 10:18:30 2016
    I do not understand why Turkiye still wants to be a EU member. Why can Turkiye not get the message that EU do not want Turkiye as a member??

    If EU does not want Turkiye, Turkiye should not want EU.

    EU thinks of itself as Christian even though vast majority do not practice any form of the Christiany they think they blong, and of Turkiye as Moslem even though vast majority do not practice Islam.

    So, what the hell is going on a European mind?

    A typical European is a descendant of Romans and the people the Romans called barbarians. So, Christianity has nothing or very little to do with the Europeans.

    Angela Merkel is one of the descendant of people Romans called barbarians. Born and raised in Communist East Germany, she is not really a Christian or biased by Christianity.

    Then, what the hell is she made of??

    If EU does not want Turkiye, Turkiye should not want EU either. To hell with the descendants of Romans and the people Romans called Barbarians; they are all not Christians anyway.

    The whole Europe never behaved as real Christians anyway.



    January 17 2016

    Turkey has a long way to go before EU membership: Merkel

    BERLIN – Doğan News Agency

    Turkey still has a long way to go in its bid to become a full member of the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated in a weekly Q&A video exchange published on Jan. 16.

    “The negotiations are open-ended for both sides. We have opened a new chapter in this process and new chapters are possible too. There is a long way ahead, but I see the frequent meetings as positive. I am also hoping to see progress in the Cyprus
    issue in the next few months,” Merkel said, responding to a question on whether Turkey should expect to be an EU member state within 10 years.

    She added that it was “not realistic” to give a time frame at the moment.

    Merkel’s remarks came ahead of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s official visit to Germany for a Turkey-Germany High-Level Cooperation Council meeting on Jan. 22.

    The German chancellor also said this week’s meeting was independent from the Jan. 12 terror attack in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, which killed 10 German citizens.

    “We must not let the terrorists change our agenda,” Merkel said, stressing that the meeting was scheduled long before the Sultanahmet attack.

    On whether Ankara will receive any financial aid other than the 3 billion euros recently agreed as a fund to help keep refugees from Syria in Turkey, Merkel said the current arrangement was a “good start.”

    “We want to fix the refugees’ situation. Turkey has opened its doors to 2.5 million refugees, 900,000 of whom are children who need a proper education. Turkey has so far received very limited assistance on this issue,” she said.

    “It is also for Europe’s benefit that these people are in a good condition and do not want to leave Turkey. So this is a good start and we will see how it will continue,” she added, stressing that Germany was working for peace in Syria so people
    can eventually return home.

    “The refugees will not always live in Turkey. Maybe we can give them their country back. This would be the best outcome for them.” Merkel said.

    Meanwhile, the German chancellor said the Kurdish issue and the issue of press freedom would also be on the agenda of her meeting with Davutoğlu and a team of minister from both sides.

    “We were pleased with Turkey’s peace negotiations with the Kurds in the past, and we always say that military operations should be proportional. In the meeting we want to discuss what can be done politically. Of course Turkey should take precautions
    against the [outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party] PKK’s terrorist operations, but the Kurds should also be given a reasonable chance,” Merkel added.


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