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« on: June 29, 2006, 09:57:01 PM »

"Red Card" to Turkey 29 Jun 2006 10:25:00   (Last updated: 29 Jun 2006 13:24:47) 

Sources: ANA-ΝΕΤ 105.8

Turkey’s unwavering stance with regard to the Customs Union Protocol prompted the EU25 to block its accession talks.

The EU Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) decided Wednesday to call off, at least for the time being, Turkey’s accession talks, under the premise that Turkey’s refusal to open its port and airports to Cyprus is an indicator that Turkey does not meet the necessary prerequisites that would allow the EU to bypass the stage of monitoring the Turkish legislation and move on to the next, namely the official membership talks.

In his statements, EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn did not rule out suspending Turkey’s accession talks "if there are grounds for that." He further pointed out that he hopes the EU does not have to resort to that, adding that such a development could be averted provided that Turkey honours it commitments towards Cyprus and speed up reforms. Mutual blackmails will not contribute to the solution of the Cyprus issue, argued Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul from Moscow. He further added that the Cyprus issue should not stall Turkey’s course to the EU and that the European Union cannot lift restrictions for one side and keep applying them for the other.




 
 Implementing the Ankara Protocol is a Prerequisite


The European Union cannot lift restrictions for one side and keep applying them for the other, the Turkish Foreign Minister added. All the same, Ankara was given the green light for the opening of talks for the chapter on competition policy.

On its part, Finland, which will be at the helm of the EU Presidency as of July 1, stated that it will give its best shot lest Turkey’s EU membership talks should fall flat. In his statements, Finnish FM Erkki Tuomioja declared that unless Turkey recognizes Cyprus as an EU member by the end of the year, the talks will "freeze."

Speaking on Turkish television network NTV, Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis requested the Customs Union Protocol be extended to Cyprus as well, underlining that Turkey undertook certain obligations towards the EU because it wishes to join the big European family. Implementing the Ankara Protocol, which provides for free movement of goods of all EU member states, including Cyprus, is one of them, added Ms Bakoyannis.

In his interview with a German paper, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier reiterated that Turkey is obliged to honour the commitments it has undertaken and open its ports and airports to Cyprus, directly connecting the above issue with the need for a EU economic aid to the Turkish-Cypriots and clearly including free trade transactions between the EU and "Northern Cyprus."

On his part, Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at the European Council in a discussion dedicated to freedom of expression and religious beliefs, he stated that Islamophobia is winning ground in the Western countries and that it should be rates as a crime against humanity, exactly as anti-Semitism.


 
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2006, 07:24:27 AM »

Islamophobia should be equal to anti-Semitism?  Only if the Jews start bombing buildings in the US, Britain, France, et al!

Where do these people come up with this stuff?
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2006, 11:00:57 AM »

"Only if the jews start bombing..."  Enemies visible and invisible.  The Jews don't need to copy the Muslims they have their own sophisticated methods.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2006, 12:35:10 PM »

"Only if the jews start bombing..."ÂÂ  Enemies visible and invisible.ÂÂ  The Jews don't need to copy the Muslims they have their own sophisticated methods.

Oh, please.  Put down your copy of the Protocols, open the window, and breathe a little fresh air.  Your head will clear in no time.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2006, 03:24:27 PM »

Oh, please.ÂÂ  Put down your copy of the Protocols, open the window, and breathe a little fresh air.ÂÂ  Your head will clear in no time.

Amen.  Living under a rock is no way to experience life...
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2006, 12:56:57 PM »

Unwanted bride
By Petros Papaconstantinou

You could call it political schizophrenia. Turkey has an Islamist government, it is president of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), it is busy building bridges with Iran’s Islamic republic, it has seen one murder of (and three other failed attempts on) Christian priests over the past few months, while according to The Wall Street Journal most politicians and media “preach an extreme combination of America- and Jew-hatred.”

Nevertheless the Bush administration, which is hardly friendly to Muslims, is putting enormous pressure on the EU to accept Turkey as a member.

“The Americans want us to marry their fiancee regardless whether we like it or not,” a European diplomat said recently. The motives are clear. Turkey’s accession will eventually mean bankruptcy for the Franco-German plan for political integration in favor of the British vision of a loose, free market zone. The short-term objective is to soothe Turkish anger for rekindling the Kurds’ separatist aspirations after their Iraq debacle.

Once again Greek and Cypriot interests run the risk of becoming collateral damage of US and British priorities. Ankara’s refusal to recognize the Republic of Cyprus or to even sign the customs union protocol, combined with growing European reservations over Turkey’s EU bid, make it very likely that Ankara will be shown the red card in October. In response, Washington and Ankara have joined hands in an effort to give the impression of diplomatic mobility in the Cyprus issue in order to deflect pressure on Nicosia.

These moves were welcomed by the usual coalition of the willing in Athens, which insists that a freeze on Turkey’s EU course is not in Greece’s interests, even if Ankara refuses to meet its basic obligations toward Cyprus and Brussels. Americans may hope to convince Europeans to make an “honest woman” out of Turkey. But they cannot expect Cyprus to marry its violator.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_columns_100024_06/07/2006_71742
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006, 01:10:48 PM »

Yeah..sigh..
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2006, 05:02:47 PM »

Nice 2nd article there!
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006, 05:12:15 PM »

I'm betting on my Cypriote brothers and sisters to quash this insanity.

(Both my senators ignore my faxes and emails now - not even form letter replies. Election acomin' - we'll meet in person, hopefully in public.  Angry  )
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2006, 06:17:43 PM »

"Only if the jews start bombing..."ÂÂ  Enemies visible and invisible.ÂÂ  The Jews don't need to copy the Muslims they have their own sophisticated methods.

     Slaves in Egypt for four centuries.......a small nation-state buffeted by a succession of ancient superpowers until even its name was wiped out by the Romans.........millenia of existence in a Diaspora that was constantly harassed, persecuted and ostracized in every adopted homeland until the Holocaust sought to eradicate them from the earth........until today when 9 out of 10 of them are so secularized they don't even practice their faith in a recognizable form and their nation is barely ten miles wide at some points...........yes, very clever these world-dominating Jews, we shall have to keep our eyes on them................

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