"Disgracefully, Turkey's EU accession bid is going nowhere soon
As a weak Europe frets over Turkey's membership, the booming south-eastern nation is increasingly thinking: why bother?
Seen from Turkey, the squabble about the EU budget seems like fiddling while Brussels burns. In the Turkish perspective, the large issues for Europe should not be the latest carve-up of the budgetary cake, or the palace power struggle between the European parliament and the member states, or even the necessary budgetary disciplines that Germany demands of its more rule-resistant partners and to which economically booming Turkey, unlike its economically wracked neighbour Greece, could sign up with barely a second's thought."
More:Disgracefully, Turkey's EU bid is going nowhere soon | Martin Kettle | Comment is free | The Guardian