Ο Τούρκος Υπουργός Εξωτερικών κ. Ahmet Davutoglu δήλωσε ότι σε περίπτωση που τον Δεκέμβριο του 2009 δεν αρχίσουν οι ενταξιακές διαδικασίες της Τουρκίας στην ΕΕ, δεν είναι σίγουρος ότι η χώρα του έχει αποκτήσει τα εθνικά της σύνορα όπως αυτά καθορίζονται από την συνθήκη της Λωζάνης το 1923. http://islamizationwatch.blogspot.com/2009/10/turkeys-european-stalemate.html The EU commission has this year in its annual progress report on
The EU commission has this year in its annual progress report on
As a prelude to the start of accession talks in October 2005,
The EU took a different view, when it in September 2005 declared that
With the fall of the Berlin Wall and a settlement in
The collapse of this "constitutional oddity" four years later led to inter-communal fighting and the threat of Turkish intervention. This – and war between Greece and Turkey – was warded off by a stiff warning from US President Lyndon Johnson to Turkey, but the threat remained.
However, in 1974 the boot was on the other foot, and the Turkish invasion in response to a coup organised by the Greek junta has resulted in – until now – the division of the island into two zones. Since then UN efforts for reunification have proved to be a political graveyard for four secretaries-general and countless envoys, and the question is whether the final effort led by the leaders of the two communities, Demetris Christofias and Mehmet Ali Talat, will succeed.
Another obstacle is restitution of Greek Cypriot property in the Turkish Cypriot zone, but a further complication is that a great deal has been sold off, also to foreigners. As the Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika put it recently: the Turkish Cypriot state has been founded on plunder. In the event that no solution can be found,