Unformatted text preview: talks about how if Europe keeps pushing Turkey away then they will lose all the power they could have gotten from becoming close friends and allies with Turkey. This article shows the problem the European Union is facing in regards to who they will allow to be part of the Union and some of the consequences that could happen if a country is ignored as a possible candidate. It also shows that the EU is standing its ground on the democratic requirements that are necessary for membership in to the EU, because Turkey has a long way to go before they can really be considered democratic. It is also interesting that this case can be seen as a precedent that the EU will not expand outside of Europe, or maybe that it will not expand to certain regions....
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- Fall '10
- European Union, backwards political system.