"Comment: Rod Liddle: Let's corrupt Turkey, it'll be the saving of them
All those of us committed to the notion of a culturally diverse Europe will be delighted that Turkey is about to be admitted to the EU.
Our continent is becoming drab and monocultural: it is difficult, sometimes, to tell a Swede from a Croat or a Lett from a Basque. They all wear the same clothes and listen to the same bland music, eat the new homogenous Eurodiet of pasta-lite, speak passable English and believe in nothing. The arrival of Turkey will add some welcome exoticism, an agreeable whiff of the orient.
We will embrace not merely the 50m or so implacably conservative Turkish Muslims from the weird and dusty moonscapes east of Istanbul, but also one of the world�s last communities of whirling dervishes. "