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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sarkozy's Policy on Turkey's E.U. Accession: Bad for France?

"Sarkozy's Policy on Turkey's E.U. Accession: Bad for France?

By Soner Cagaptay

IHC Abstract

According to Soner Cagaptay, France's President Sarkozy was elected partly because of his tougher approach to Islamic radicalism within France which was a public reaction to events such as the rioting in Paris in 2005. Cagaptay also endorses actions the French President has taken that include the appointment of Algerian-Moroccan immigrant Rachida Dati as Minister of Justice. However, Cagaptay argues that Sarkozy can reinforce the 'European-ness' of non-radical Muslims within France by supporting Turkey's accession into the European Union. Thus far, Sarkozy opposes inclusion of Turkey in the European Union."

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