BREAKING: EU to hold talks with Turkey over Brussels membership NEXT WEEK

Watch this thread
LettuceBeReal
Badges: 1
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#1
BRUSSELS bigwigs will open membership talks with Turkey NEXT WEEK, despite David Cameron promising voters a completion of a deal would be DECADES away in a bid to urge Britons to back a Remain vote.

Less than 48 hours before Thursday's historic EU referendum, it emerged EU members will meet with Ankara on June 30 to discuss a host of affairs including finance and budget.

It comes after the 28-nation bloc pledged to speed up Turkey’s membership talks as part of a controversial agreement to tackle the migrant crisis.

The latest announcement will fuel fears EU officials are trying to keep any visa deal with Turkey secret until after the historic referendum.

Turkey’s membership of the bloc has been a hot topic of the Brexit debate as critics press Mr Cameron on whether he would use Britain’s right to veto their entry or not.

Read More:
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/...European-Union
0
reply
Several
Badges: 0
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 6 years ago
#2
Lets hope the British people voted Leave
1
reply
banterboy
Badges: 13
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report 6 years ago
#3
so what, they're been meeting regularly since the 1980s, this is a long term thing, stop trying to manipulate people into voting leave.

You wouldn't have to, but you have no economic case whatsoever and can only offer emotions
0
reply
spasmodic
Badges: 0
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#4
Report 6 years ago
#4
Some may have seen the Chief Advisor to President Erdogan of Turkey on Newsnight yesterday. They are very disillusioned now that their only real supporter turns out to have been humouring them along. It's not like Cameron will be PM for much longer anyway.

We do want Turkey to Westernise, and we need favours from them from time to time, so it makes sense from our own interests to encourage them, but they are going backwards in their EU ambitions under Erdogan at the moment on so many issues like human rights, treatment of minorities, press freedom, corruption and so on. In 10 years they've managed to achieve the science and research chapter - 1 out of the 35 conditions for membership and in most areas they've not even made a start.

Any EU country can veto them joining if they ever get close, with Greece and Cyprus some obvious candidates to do so, and France and Austria would have a referendum on it. I'm not sure anyone is really keen in Europe for them to join. Even within Turkey support for joining has declined.

If by some miracle they do join it will be decades away and 7 years transitional immigration controls on top of that. We may well have had another referendum by then. Turkey would also be a very different country if they achieve membership.

fullfact.org/europe/turkey-likely-join-eu/
0
reply
1420787
Badges: 3
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#5
Report 6 years ago
#5
I'm not sure just how BREAKING it is, since the EU published the date of this meeting on their website over a week ago.
0
reply
Rk2k14
Badges: 17
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#6
Report 6 years ago
#6
Turkey aren't joining anytime soon. No one's worried.
1
reply
Anthony Ludovici
Badges: 1
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#7
Report 6 years ago
#7
Funny watching the contrast between their saber-rattling at Putin and their obsequious kow-towing to Erdogan. Even to the extent of meeting the bandit's ransom demands.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest

Do you know what you'll do if you don't get the grades you're hoping for?

Find something else in clearing (14)
31.11%
Take a gap year (10)
22.22%
Resit my exams (8)
17.78%
Look for alternate pathways to the career I want (6)
13.33%
I don't know yet (4)
8.89%
Something else (tell us in the thread) (3)
6.67%

Watched Threads

View All