When you are made to wait for a long time, or you are constantly deceived, at least you get desire to pay back the same, or to do something even more serious. It is the same in relationship between Turkey and the EU.
Turkish government, regardless of who was ruled the state strived to the EU membership. They were asked to fulfill a variety of requirements, they were threatened, they were given false promises, but they were not allowed to the “great European family”.And there is the result. After the ultimatum by Turkey at the address of the EU, which issued a threat to abandon its obligations to refugees, and careful thought in Brussels, we see the following.
Turkish citizens call authorities to stop negotiations on accession to the EU because of the “double standards” of Brussels. It was told by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Reuters.
“We feel a lot of pressure, we are asked to suspend the negotiation process”, – the minister said.
According to him, the EU criticized the actions of its neighbors, but it refuses to accept criticism at its address.
“The Turks were frustrated by the fact that after the rebellion, allies of Ankara refrained from official visits to Turkey and from the words of support for the government address”, – said Cavusoglu. It is very comfortable position. The same was with the introduction of the death penalty after an attempted coup.
That time the President Erdogan in response to the “death penalty” for the coup and calls traitors noted that such a punishment for the rebels requested to implement the Turkish people itself. “We can not ignore the request of the people in a democracy state – it is your right.” And how can we reproach him for this. It acts within the requirements of the people who have entrusted him to govern the state, and not to take their opinion it can not be a priori.
As for the statement of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the above, it is all too clear. Turkish citizens do not want joining the EU, therefore, the government is not obliged to perform any or obligations, including the refugees, undertaken as part of Brussels’ requirements for entry into the Union.
At the same whether people do really protest and request to suspend negotiations – who are interested in this?
So, I think that it does not matter, will the EU take unprecedented steps to Ankara, or not, in any case, Europe is waiting for a new influx of refugees.
And what price will be for its citizens to stop this flow, it is still unknown
Moreover, the head of department, Mevlut Cavusoglu reminded repeatedly to the heads of the European countries that did not be on the bit of US policy, and sit on the fence during the coup. It will not lead t something good, the fruit of which they will reap in the future.
George Morozov, Editor in Chief of Novorossia Today
Translated by Nataliya Sinyavskaya
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