If Turkey becomes a member of the European Union next month, it will be the first predominately Muslim country to ever join the EU.
I could understand such consideration when Turkey was on the road to modernization and secular democracy. But the election of the Islamic supremacist Erdogan back in 2003 has led to a re-islamization of Turkey. The country has taken a giant step backward into the dark ages. That coupled with events on the ground -- the Muslim rioting in Sweden and France, the Muslim gangs sex trafficking in tween-age infidel girls, the stabbing of French soldiers by Muslims, the Muslim cell that targeted a Jewish day school opening fire on Jewish children, the violent islamization of Europe -- it appears that the EU is bent on destroying Europe if it admits Turkey.
Turkey's economy is small and has limited trade volume, so membership for Turkey will have only marginal effects on growth in the current EU. The migration costs will be huge (not to mention the impact of the increase Muslim immigration on European countries and the now known deleterious effects).
Large economic disparities can also lead to adaptation costs in EU core countries. The income gap would remain an important motivation for traveling and a high - if also difficult to quantify - migration potential is to be reckoned with (up to 4 million). Long-term transition periods before full free movement of persons is introduced would then be unavoidable. The costs of an accession to the EU by Turkey will be high (source: Global Politician )
Turkey is far too big for the EU to absorb. With a population predicted to reach 91 million by 2050, it will be the dominant member of the EU. Bye, bye European culture. Guest workers:
From the experience of the guest worker programs, Germany does not want Turkey to become part of the EU due to a fear of mass emigration, which could destabilize the economy and greatly raise the unemployment rate. This opinion is shared by other countries who worry that through such programs, their unemployment situations could get worse, and that with a foreign community of Muslims, there would be difficulties with integration and assimilation (such as is the case in France) (source Washington Review)
Turkey has a long history of human rights abuses with the minorities in Turkey. And Turkey refuses to admit to the mass genocide of Armenians that occurred in 1915. The Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the twentieth century, occurred when two million Armenian Christians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres. Erdogan refuses to be truthful about crimes against humanity
Turkey is not a European country. Ninety-seven percent of its territory lies in Asia. And there is little support in Turkey for membership. Does anyone really believe that against an increasingly religious background of a largely Muslim society that European values can be anchored and sustained in Turkey?
"Turkey likely to move ahead on EU path in June" Reuters, May 27, 2013
Turkey's EU talks have ground to a halt in recent years, in part because of opposition from France, as well as because of an intractable dispute between Ankara and Cyprus.
But relations with France have improved since the arrival of President Francois Hollande last year, and Paris has agreed to drop its opposition to discussing Ankara's preparations in some policy areas.Ireland's foreign minister said EU governments were likely to start talks with Turkey on issues related to regional policy - one of the 35 "chapters" an EU candidate has to complete before it is ready to become a member - in June. Turkey has so far completed talks in only one of the policy areas.
"It is a sign of the continued commitment of both sides to moving the accession process forward," Eamon Gilmore told a news conference in Brussels. Ireland holds the rotating presidency of the EU until July and oversees many policy debates in the bloc.The regional policy chapter covers issues related to how a country spends EU aid in poorer regions.
Many EU governments believe keeping Turkey on the EU path is important because of Ankara's rising clout as a powerbroker in the Middle East and its growing economic weight. France, and Germany, have been reluctant because of Turkey's relative size and potential influence in the bloc.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in February she favored new talks to revive Turkey's stalled EU membership bid.
Despite waning domestic support for joining the EU, Ankara has continued to push for full membership of the union and has said it wants to join before 2023, the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey.