"Don't Say Amen for a Prayer Never to Come True!
Ever since the European Commission's decision to start accession talks with Turkey, conservative European politicians have talked about a special relationship model despite it being promptly and categorically rejected by Turkey. Before committing themselves to such a policy line these politicians should have considered the meaning of such a proposal insofar as Turkey's relations with the European Union are concerned, and whether the scheme they have in mind could be implemented. From what's been suggested by an unnamed French think tank director to a Turkish think tank director, we understand that the plan aims to make Turkey a full partner in the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) and oblige it to establish better frontier controls that would lead to 'easing' visa restrictions. In addition, under the plan, Turkey would not be forced to implement EU standards, the EU would put no pressure on Turkey to find solutions the problems of Cyprus and the Aegean, the Armenian question would not be raised, and Kurdish rights would no longer be considered a criteria. "
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