Should Turkey be let into the Union?
Turkey is a muslim nation, has the second biggest population of europe with it’s 71 million people, and one of the biggest and strongest military forces.
The country is a democracy and has abolished the death penalty, the economy is strong and is a european country.
Basically they are eligible to join.
But Turkey do have democratic problems and persecutes their kurdish population. They have problems with corruption, criminal organisations, trafficking of women and recently had an election that is quite questionable.
The country itself is divided into a secular side and a religious one, and has become the center and forerunner of the islamic version of intelligent design.
The development in the region somewhat worrying, and it doesn’t help that there is ottoman nationalism growing. It wasn’t long ago Turkey was a world power.
Strong voices speak of stronger ties with the islamic nation. Basically we risk losing Turkey from being a part of the european family. Not only do europe need Turkey of economic and political reasons. We also need them – not in spite – but because, they are muslims.
I am aware of that the treaties have to be rewrittten into a constitution to allow more than the current 27 member states before any other country can join.
Should we let them in the Union? Why not, or why so?
Is the Union a christian club?
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