Turkish Accession into the European Union Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Turkish Accession into the European Union
Discusses the accession of Turkey into the EU.
# 119890 | 1,494 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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This paper analyzes Turkey's accession into the EU, which if successful, would mark the culmination of Turkish economic ambitions since 1963. The author acknowledges that there are good arguments for and against accession, and even though EU member states are slowly starting to warm up to the idea of accession there is still no way of telling at this point whether Turkey will be accepted into the European Union or not.

From the Paper:

"At the moment Turkish prospects for accession look dim. In light of the French suburban riots of November, the outrage felt in the Muslim world over the publication of defamatory cartoons in Dutch and Norwegian newspapers last fall, reprinted by a French publication in early February and the murder of a Dutch filmmaker over what some Muslims considered anti-Islamic statements, the peaceful union of Christian and Islamic cultures seems near impossible. According to one newspaper, "Europe is sitting by the busted carriage of Muslim integration. In the language of Paris' suburbs, Europe is sitting by the burning wheels of the integration. If that was not enough, an attempt will be made to drag the whole of Muslim Turkey into the EU on the wheels that were burned by the rioters." The notion of integration difficulties has been fueled by beliefs that Muslims have little conception of democratic values such as freedom of speech most particularly in the instance of Muslim responses to items such as the Muhammad cartoon and the slaying of the Dutch filmmaker. The French riots have only served to highlight these ideological differences and make the failed integration plainly evident."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Lithuanian Paper Says French Riots Show EU Integration Failed" BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union. London: Nov 8, 2005.
  • "Turkish Court Delays Novelist's Trial, EU Observers Keep Watch on Proceedings" Arsu, Sebnem. International Herald Tribune. Paris: Dec 17, 2005.
  • "EU Accession Hopes May Force Turkey to Change Law" Parker, George. Financial Times London. London: Dec 30, 2005.
  • "Obstacles and Optimism as Turkey Embarks on EU Accession Talks" Gorvett, Jon. The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Washington: Dec 2005.
  • "Europe: An Image Problem; Turkey and the European Union" The Economist. London: Dec 3, 2005.

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