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I have my eyes set on the dissolving of the EU.

Possibly (most likely) a situation in which the outcome is already known in advance. In other words, a big no. That said, if the EU was an individual state seeking membership, it would be rejected for any number of reasons that the Turks presently are.

EU to hold fresh talks with Turkey on membership bid

16 June 2014, 00:07 CET
EU to hold fresh talks with Turkey on membership bid

Photo Štefan Füle

(BRUSSELS) – EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule is to hold fresh talks in Turkey on its efforts to join the 28-nation bloc, a statement said Sunday, amid continued concerns over Ankara’s rights record.

Fule will meet senior officials Monday and Tuesday, including the president and foreign minister, as well as the justice minister and head of Turkey’s constitutional court, the European Commission said.

Fule will also take part in a meeting of the working group on Chapter 23 of Turkey’s EU membership bid, which covers the judiciary and fundamental rights.

This group deals “with the necessary reforms in these two areas crucial for the accession process of Turkey,” it added.

Turkey began formal EU accession talks in 2005 but they made little progress, with Ankara angered by Brussels’ insistance on human rights protections and strong reservations in some member states against allowing in such a large Muslim country.

Negotiations resumed late last year following a three-year freeze but Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s handling of a g

More here. H/T: Fjordman

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