With Turkey's population set to be 100 million by mid-century, and given its deep Islamic roots and how it is so distant culturally from Europe, do you think it's a good or bad idea to bring Turkey into the EU? Do you think it would work?

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Comment by Nina van der Roos on August 26, 2011 at 6:43am

I think it is an appallingly bad idea to even consider having Turkey in the EU. If you want me to be brutality honest as to why I hold this opinion I warn you it will be an extremely non-politically correct opinion. We should learn from the experience we have already had of mass migration from Turkey and stop this bloody stupid idea dead in it's tracks, and while we are at it rid the EU Commission of the idiots at the heart of it who keep coming up with these dumb-assed ideas.

Comment by Michael Klein on August 26, 2011 at 7:34am

I'm cool with it. I don't see any (non stupid) reason why not!

Comment by Derek on August 26, 2011 at 8:21am

Hmmm. I simply don't believe Europe is ready for Turkey. If Turkey joins then it needs to bend Islam to suit Europe and not the other way around, if you know what I mean. That means European values (free speech) come first and you are not allowed to kill because somebody drew your imaginary friend etc. There needs to be serious compromises. And to be honest - culturally - Turkey is as far from Europe as any Middle Eastern country. I'd say Australia and New Zealand are more European than Turkey.

Comment by Sassan K. on August 26, 2011 at 8:30am

One thing I would like to be considered is that if Turkey goes to the E.U., will it make it less inclined to be controlled by the Islamists and lean towards the side of the Islamic Republic? Or will its rejection make it more inclined to side with Islamic radicals?

Comment by Derek on August 26, 2011 at 8:31am

True Nina. Honesty has been suffocated by politically correct nonsense for far too long.  I find it scary that Turkey has had three Islamic Governments since the nineties - one radical. And to think these EU idiots are even considering their entrance is even scarier.

Comment by Derek on August 26, 2011 at 12:02pm

I would lean towards the latter - Islamic radicals. A while back I was talking to a "secular and westernized Turkish friend of mine" whatever that means. He has relatives in Germany -- but told me how disturbed he is when visiting somtimes -- while his family in Istanbul are cosmopolitan, secular, liberal and educated, he  finds his German relatives introverted, suspicious and devout to an extreme he found off putting. This is purely anecdotal of course, but it is still a worry.

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