Friday, 20 April 2007

Turkey called unfit to join EU after killings

Dear Friends,

Have a read of the below article it will astound you. All I have to say is how many times do the Turks have to be told they are not welcome in the EU, don't we have any shame. Forget about the EU and stop begging to get in. We have been told on numerous occasions it is a Christian Club. They still have the Crusades mentality. We should be looking towards the Turkic Republics and Asia for Turkey's future prosperity.

All I would like to say to young Miss Dictator and her Nazi friend is when the British, Germans, Spanish and French stop terrorism and murder occurring in their own countries then the Turks will follow suit. Clean up you own backyards before criticising Turkey.


Turkey called unfit to join EU after killings

By Philip Pullella

ROME (Reuters) - Italian and German conservatives on Thursday said the killing of three Christians at a Bible publishing house in Turkey showed Ankara could not control violent Islamists and was thus unfit to join Europe.

"Yet another attack against Christian values. Turkey should forget about the European Union," said Massimo Polledri, a senator from the anti-immigrant Northern League. The three Christians, including a German, were found with their throats slit on Wednesday at the Zirve publishing house in Malatya, a city in the predominantly Muslim country's southeast.
Alessandra Mussolini, a parliamentarian who is granddaughter of Italy's wartime dictator, urged Italians to sign her petition to the EU condemning the killings and stating the "refusal of Italian citizens to allow Turkey into the European Union".

"After this the question of Turkey's EU entry cannot be just a bureaucratic decision," she said, also referring to last year's killing of an Italian missionary priest in Turkey. Ankara began membership talks in October 2005 but the EU has frozen negotiations in eight of the 35 policy areas because of a row over Cyprus.

"Turkey has once again shown itself not to be worthy of the values and standards of Europe," said Wolfgang Boernsen, a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, adding that "Europe's and the Christian West's cultural identity is being challenged".
Germany's conservative Christian Democrat Union (CDU) and its sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) oppose full membership and instead favour a "privileged partnership."
Opinion polls in predominantly Catholic Italy show that many people oppose Turkey in the EU because of its Muslim background and human rights record.

"The government must send a clear signal to the Turkish government -- that the violation of religious freedom and human rights are incompatible with any hypothesis of Turkish membership in Europe," said Luca Volonte, from the UDC party. He said Ankara tolerated "Islamist extremists ... who see Christians as sacrificial animals whose throats should be slit".
Prime Minister Romano Prodi, on a trip to Asia, said the killings "certainly will not help" Turkey's EU bid but that such incidents should not be allowed to influence "policy regarding long-term horizons".
(additional reporting by Tom Armitage in Belin)