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Turkey and the European Union

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Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Jun 10, 2005 at 02:36

It is time to get nasty: Turkey should never be allowed to join the European Union.

As soon as Turkey joins the European Union, millions of immigrants will move to Western Europe. Western Europe can welcome a few thousand Turkish immigrants, but not more than that.

Let us say, only a minority of the Turkish population wants to move to Western Europe; let us say it is 10% of the Turkish population.

The Turkish population amounts to 70 million people and 10% is 7 million immigrants.

Let us assume that Islamists are only a minority of Turkish immigrants: they will still be hundreds of thousands.

These estimates are conservative. Where are Turkish immigrants going to go? Germany? Britain? Denmark? Holland?

Aren't those countries already burdened with huge numbers of immigrants?

If immigration goes out of control, then you will have racism. And that is morally wrong. Turkish immigrants would also risk exploitation in Western Europe.
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