Europe Must Clutch the Cloak of History ; Turkey Should Be in the European Union Precisely Because It Is a Liberal, Modernising Country of Muslims
Hamilton, Adrian, The Independent (London, England)
The vote this week of the European Parliament in favour of starting membership talks with Turkey should presage a decision by the EU leaders today to start the whole process rolling.
One says "should" partly because one can never be quite certain in Europe that its leaders will do what is required of them - witness the extraordinary about-turns over the European constitution and the rows over keeping to the rules of the stability pact. The major players, including President Chirac, with important caveats, and Chancellor Schroder and Prime Minister Tony Blair, more enthusiastically, have all said that they will give it the green light.
But there's a lot of bad …
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