Monday, October 03, 2005
Maybe by American Thanksgiving
Today Turkey officially starts negotiations to join the European Union. Within the EU alot of countries, particularly France, Germany and Austria are not keen on Turkey having EU membership.
Turkey has wanted to be involved in Europe for quite a long time, in fact Turkey was one of the founders of the Council of Europe back in the 1800s, and is a member of Nato.
Trying to become "fit" for European membership Turkey has undergone alot of reforms. Turkey has made alot of changes to it's human rights laws including the elimination of Capital punishment
I personally think that Turkey's membership into the EU would be positive, I think it would help bring stability to the surounding countries, and give Europe a credible voice when doing negotiations with islamic countries.