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Macron: No chance of Turkey joining EU

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Macron tells Erdogan: No chance of Turkey joining EU

French President Emmanuel Macron has told his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that there is no chance of progress towards Turkey joining the European Union at present.

At a joint news conference in Paris, Mr Macron said there were differences over human rights since Turkey's purges following a failed coup in 2016.

Mr Erdogan said Turkey was tired of constantly imploring to join the EU.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42586108

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Ironically the best chance Turkey had of joining the EU was with British support...

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Its a nice headline grabber. Devil is in the detail as always. No chance of progress towards Turkey joining the European Union at present. (why is that) differences over human rights since Turkey's purges following a failed coup in 2016. plus Erdogan's autocratic rule.

What is going on? geopolitics the EU would rather Erdogan left office. The subtle message to the corridors of power in Ankara once you elect a leader we can do business with we can once again re-start the process of Turkey completing Full membership of the EU. In 2005 Turkey started its accession to the EU. the 35 Chapters of the acquis currently Turkey is suspended on chapter 16. Once Turkey gets its house in order, remove Erdogan, demonstrate fair and just judiciary including human rights, the process will resume. Official as it stands Turkey is still set to join the EU. IF the coup in 2016 hadn't failed and Erdogan had been replaced with a suitable figure/govt this statement by Macron wouldn't have been made. and accession by Turkey would be proceeding to conclusion. 

 

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2 hours ago, stevewinn said:

Its a nice headline grabber. Devil is in the detail as always. No chance of progress towards Turkey joining the European Union at present. (why is that) differences over human rights since Turkey's purges following a failed coup in 2016. plus Erdogan's autocratic rule.

What is going on? geopolitics the EU would rather Erdogan left office. The subtle message to the corridors of power in Ankara once you elect a leader we can do business with we can once again re-start the process of Turkey completing Full membership of the EU. In 2005 Turkey started its accession to the EU. the 35 Chapters of the acquis currently Turkey is suspended on chapter 16. Once Turkey gets its house in order, remove Erdogan, demonstrate fair and just judiciary including human rights, the process will resume. Official as it stands Turkey is still set to join the EU. IF the coup in 2016 hadn't failed and Erdogan had been replaced with a suitable figure/govt this statement by Macron wouldn't have been made. and accession by Turkey would be proceeding to conclusion. 

 

yea i pretty much agree with what you wrote but remember that Turkey has been knocking on the EU's door for 40 years before Islamist Erdogan arrived on the scene. no one whats a conservative Muslim majority country dictating to Europe, especially one with a fire-brand leader. 

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11 hours ago, Captain Risky said:

yea i pretty much agree with what you wrote but remember that Turkey has been knocking on the EU's door for 40 years before Islamist Erdogan arrived on the scene. no one whats a conservative Muslim majority country dictating to Europe, especially one with a fire-brand leader. 

adding to what you've said; Turkey was on the Council of Europe in 1949. So been involved for nearly 70 years. Yet what we are talking about is Accession to EU which started in 2005 and that's the important point too many coups have proved to be a stumbling block on Turkey's journey so far. But as it stands Turkey is still an accession country. until such time the EU withdraws Turkish membership and stops all payments. then Turkey are still joining. If Turkey was to join they'd take the title of the poorest country within the EU.

 

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