Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The US wants Turkey in the EU because it helps keep them tied in to NATO but the disadvantages which acrue to the EU countries alone are same that the US would have with union with Mexico.
Not only has Turkey got 72 million people, making it marginally smaller than Germany, it has a growth rate of 1.13%
which means that it will be up to 144 million by 2070.
Since it is far poorer than all other members & is the only solidly Moslem one the problems should be obvious. The fact that turkey, overwhlmingly, is in Asia rather than Europe is a, relatively, minor consideration.