Monday, January 19, 2009

Reluctance to let Turkey into the EU

Turkey has been waiting for a decision about being accepted into the EU since 1987. The decision, however, has been contiunuously deferred for a vast amount of reasons that make it seem as if the EU is stalling. When the decision was first deferred, it was set to be decided in the early 1990s. At this time unfortunately, there was a new wave of contempt for Muslim immigrant workers from North Africa and Turkey. The newest reason, however, is animosity that has been unresolved between Turkey and Greece over the island of Cyprus. Recently, Turkish Prime Minister visited Brussels in order to discuss his country joining the EU. In order to join the EU, the EU gave Turkey a list of reforms that Mr. Erdogan has since been working on. The newest news comes from BBC news:

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