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    The British embassy in Ankara says it’s working to help Turkey join the EU - just weeks after Prime Minister David Cameron ruled out its membership until “about the year 3,000.”

    Last month, Cameron reiterated that Turkey joining the EU was not “remotely on the cards,” saying the UK has a veto on any prospective member joining the bloc.

    “They applied in 1987. At the current rate of progress, they will probably get round to joining in about the year 3,000, according to the latest forecasts,” Cameron told ITV.

    However, the British embassy in Ankara seems to think EU membership is very much on the cards.

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    Of course it is on the cards, it'll just require the agreement of every EU member, the roll back of every authoritarian roadblock Erdogan has created and finally the acceptance of international liberal norms by Turkey. These things are in our interest to push for, whether those efforts will get anywhere is a completely different question.
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    They can think and say what they want. The fact is that Turkey is nowhere near fulfilling the requirements for joining the EU, and nowhere near overcoming the inevitable vetoes that will greet any attempt for them to accede.

    "It says the program focuses on enhancing democracy, increasing respect for human rights and the rule of law in Turkey."

    Good luck with that under the autocrat Erdogan.
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    And then there's Serbia, Albania, Montenegro,etc...

    All corrupt, all in debt...

    Haven't we learnt from Greece?

    Of course, since it's a bureaucracy, we have no say in it... so we're going to let Turkey and the others join and them bail them out a few times.

    **** the EU.
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    A question for y'all. Turkey EU ascension is off the cards. How about things like free movement like non-EU Norway has? You evidently don't need full EU membership for that.
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    (Original post by KimKallstrom)
    A question for y'all. Turkey EU ascension is off the cards. How about things like free movement like non-EU Norway has? You evidently don't need full EU membership for that.
    Unlikely given opposition from other eu members. Look at the refugee deal, arguably in the EU's interest, has completely run into the ground, partly over visa free travel.

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    Is there any remote chance that the entry requirements to join the EU could be waived to give Turkey membership, be it part of the migrant crisis or some stupid diversity tactic?
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Of course it is on the cards, it'll just require the agreement of every EU member, the roll back of every authoritarian roadblock Erdogan has created and finally the acceptance of international liberal norms by Turkey. These things are in our interest to push for, whether those efforts will get anywhere is a completely different question.
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    Is there any remote chance that the entry requirements to join the EU could be waived to give Turkey membership, be it part of the migrant crisis or some stupid diversity tactic?
    There's certainly an outside chance. Anyone who says otherwise is delusional.

    I'm seriously concerned about the millions of Turks who'll migrate to Western Europe if they're accepted in... it would be dreadful.
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    It's not going to happen anytime soon.

    Here's Boris Johnson passionately making the case for Turkey's membership to the EU.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson...Paq#.nw13YbnVN
 
 
 
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