June 12, 2011

How Far Away Is Turkey From Gaining EU Membership?


Istanbul can be taken as the prime example of Turkey’s “Europeanness."

Istanbul is a city booming with tourism and business. The "City of Seven Hills and a Thousand
Names" now has two additional titles: 2010 European Capital of Culture and 2012 European Capital of Sports.

Indeed, it is impossible to think that the European Union would be complete without Istanbul and Turkey.

The energy around Istanbul reflects the dynamism of the country. Turkey is no meek candidate waiting for the European Union to bail out its economy or create employment. It is today the robust man of Europe, both in terms of its economy and its mature democratic institutions.

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