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Pehlivan, Fatma


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Knack - Belgium | 07/12/2006

Turkey's candidacy should be treated like all the others

In an article published by the weekly, the Flemish socialist senator of Turkish origin, Fatma Pehlivan, considers that "the European Union has got itself into trouble through its discussions with Turkey. By dint of imposing criteria that is different compared to other country candidates, the EU has finally turned Turkish public opinion completely against Europe. Two years ago, 60% of Turks were sincerely and euphorically in favour of accession. Only a little minority was opposed to it. The EU's approach has turned things around. Even the average Turkish citizen is wondering why the European Union is behaving in a way that is systematically stricter with Turkey than with other countries. Did Turkey and Romania have to answer the same demands to join the Union?"

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