Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I still don't know what your requirements for EU membership are. A mostly white population? Mostly Christian? Would you exclude the Muslim ex-Eastern bloc countries as well? I hear the arguments against Turkey and all I hear is "keep the Muslim darkies out".

I don't give a fuck which ridiculous myth the Turks say they believe in. To say Islam has no relationship to the West - whoever that is these days - is nonsense. Remind me how much of France's, Germany's and Britain's populations are Muslim?

Sure, the influence of the military is worrying, but declining. We're not talking about them joining tomorrow. We're talking about them joining in ten or fifteen years.

For example, is it even possible to think of open borders with Turkey?

I'm not sure what that means.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jul 5th, 2005 at 03:21:33 AM EST
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