ramsej84 wrote:do you know why? Maybe to gather support for Turkey's accession to the E U ?
I have distant cousins /one of my cousins is fighting against ISIS and curds at the moment,he is in the frontline/in Turkey,from what i'm hearing for years and years,they will never be in EU,because Turkey is not a mature European-style democracy. Its politics are a tussle between an overbearing military and Islamists of varying hues. Human rights are routinely abused. Dozens of journalists languish in jail. Amnesty International’s annual report is filled with accounts of torture, free speech violations, denial of minority rights, unfair trials, failure to protect women. Europe would import the intractable Kurdish issue,also despite it recent growth, Turkey remains an underdeveloped economy. Its GDP per capita at 13000 eur is less than half the EU average. The entry of a country that poor and that big would place unbearable strains on EU finances. Turkey’s wealth is unequally spread, meaning that an army of poor immigrants would head west, joining the estimated 10 million Turks already living in the EU.