Talk:Debate: Turkey EU membership
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In turkey now
I am in Turkey now, actually, at a fantastic restaurant called, "Arasta Cafe Restaurant" in the SultanAhmet, near the Blue Mosque. The company here is great. Customer service exemplary. You gotta come. -- Brooks Lindsay 13:17, 15 April 2009 (CDT)
The case for Turkey's Eu membership
Turkey is an amazing example of secular and democratic society. Its people are very open and tolerant and civil. They are kind in many ways, always offering gifts or free service as a kind gesture, with no expectation of financial return. But, of course, they are good businessmen and women. After nearly a century of development following Ataturk's establishment of modern Turkey in 1923, the country has become a shinning example of what democracy, capitalism, and modern principles can achieve. At the same time, it maintains its history and sense of weight in the world. All of this means, simply, that it is a wonderful country that the EU should feel honored to have in its club.
Turkey is also an example of how people of different religions and ethnicities can live side by side in peace, and more than peace - as brothers and sisters. This is something Europe can learn from, given the ethnic and religious tensions within the city.
It is also deserving of membership in the EU on a more fundamental, technical basis. It is geographically within the European continent, straddling over the Bosporus, which is commonly considered the divide between Asia and Europe. -- Brooks Lindsay 13:29, 15 April 2009 (CDT)