Originally Published in 2002:
Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing told Le Monde newspaper that people who backed Turkey’s accession were “the adversaries of the European Union”. “Its capital is not in Europe, 95% of its population live outside Europe, it is not a European country,” he said. Asked what the effect of including Turkey in a future wave of European enlargement would be, he said: “In my opinion, it would be the end of Europe.”
To many, Giscard d’Estaing’s recent anti-Turkish statement is simply an honest opinion shared by the all wings of EU yet not spoken out loudly, for Cyprus and NATO assets sake. NeTTurkish believes, once EU secures the usage of NATO assets and a pro-Greek settlement in Cyprus, Turkey will face a blunt NO from Brussels.