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Europe without Turkey 8 juillet 2011

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Daily News Egypt, July 8, 2011                                  Deutsch   Español

Ian Buruma *, Amsterdam

Most European citizens (for example, more than 60 percent in France and Germany) believe that Turkey should not become part of the European Union. There are various reasons for this opposition — some valid, some based on prejudice: Turkey is too big; Turkish migrant workers might swamp other members; Turkey has a shaky human rights record; Turkey oppresses the Kurds; Turkey hasn’t solved its problems with Greece over Cyprus. (suite…)