Wednesday, June 16, 2004
-----------------------Of Mice and Men
Another pathetic attempt by the government to tie whatever concessions it needs to make with improvements to Northern Cyprus (Cyprus Mail):
Turkey is not likely to meet its EU obligations and extend its customs union to include Cyprus any time soon...
According to reports, Ankara is preparing a second letter through its permanent representative in Brussels to try and attach the extension of the customs union to the lifting of the embargo in the north.
There is no way EU accession can be taken seriously as long as Turkey does not recognize one of its member-- it can only drag its feet until December. The EU is saying "Recognize Cyprus and things will become easier for you" while Turkey is adopting the laughable position of "You guarentee EU membership, and we will recognize Cyprus."