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AB rzgrna neden ihtiya var?

Cumhurbakan Gl, Chicago'daki NATO zirvesi srasnda ba baa grt Fransa'nn yeni Cumhurbakan Franois Hollande'a 3 soru sormu. 1. "Trkiye'ye AB yolunda engel karmada ne karnz var?" 2. "Fransa ile Trkiye arasnda hangi kar atmas var?" 3. "20 senedir Trkiye'ye Fransz Cumhurbakan gelmemesi, karnza m?" Bu sitemlerin sebebi belli. Fransa, geen dnemin Cumhurbakan Sarkozy dneminde Trkiye'nin AB yeliini engelleyen lkelerin bandayd. kinci srada da Almanya Babakan Merkel var. Yani u anda Avrupa'da inisiyatif alan iki lkenin engellemesi yznden Trkiye'nin AB yelik yolu skntlar ve problemlerle dolu. Trkiye, Avrupa Birlii'yle tam yelik mzakerelerine 2005'te balad. Bizden sonra mracaat edenler tam ye olduu halde biz hl tekerine ta konulan bir lkeyiz. Trkiye'nin AB yeliine, hem lkemizden hem de Avrupa'dan ciddi ve etkili kar klar var. Avrupa'dan baknca kar klarn temelinde; Trkiye'nin Mslman bir lke olmas, hzla artan nfusunun bykl, yal Avrupa nfusuna gre gen bir nfusa sahip olmas, tam yelikte Avrupa'ya byk bir gn olaca gibi sebepler var. Sarkozy ve Merkel aka, nfusunun ounluu Mslman olan Trkiye'nin, Avrupa'nn paras olmadn savundular. Trkiye'ye, tam yelik yerine imtiyazl ortaklk verilmesini teklif ettiler. Tabii ki Trkiye bu teklifi reddetti. u anda yelik mzakereleri raynda gitmiyor. 2005'ten bu yana Trkiye, Katlm Mzakereleri Fasllarndan sadece 13'n aabildi. Mzakerelere almayan 20 fasldan 17'si, dondurulmu durumda. Bunlardan sekizi, Trkiye'nin limanlarn Kbrs bandral gemilere amay reddetmesi nedeniyle AB Konseyi tarafndan askya alnd. Be fasl ise Fransa'nn vetosu nedeniyle dondurulmu durumda. Trkiye, AB yeliini nemsediini, AB Bakanl kurarak hatrlatt halde, yaplan muamele gerekten onur krc. Neden o halde AB yelii iin srarc oluyoruz? Hemen belirtmeliyiz ki, Avrupa'nn bak tek deil. Trkiye'nin yeliine scak bakan, srar edenler de var. AB Komisyonu Genilemeden Sorumlu Komiseri Stefan Fle'nin de aralarnda bulunduu evreler ve baz Avrupa lkeleri, Trkiye'nin yeliini nemsiyor. Nitekim Fle, geen hafta lkemize geldi. Babakan Recep Tayyip Erdoan ve AB Bakan ve Bamzakereci Egemen Ba ile grt. Tkanan yelik yolunu amak iin bulunan "Pozitif Gndem"le ilgili mzakereler yapld. Pozitif Gndem, bloke edilen fasllar aldnda hazrlkl olmay amalayan, baka bir ifadeyle aktif sabr diyebileceimiz bir alma sistemi. Pozitif gndem, enerjiden sosyal politikaya kadar sekiz ayr alanda iliyor. Bu almalarn psikolojik ve motivasyon etkisi de cabas. Bir nevi kararllk gsterisi... Trkiye'nin AB yelii gerekten nemli. Baknz Trkiye bir kutuplamadan baka kutuplamalara geiyor. Devam eden darbe ve darbeye teebbs davalar vesayetileri rktyor. Statkonun muhafzlar direniyor. te Uludere olay, be aydr neyin nesidir bir trl aa kmyor/kamyor. Yeni bir anayasa iin en kritik dzle gelindi. Trkiye'nin u anda AB yelik rzgrna, her dnemden daha fazla ihtiyac var. Aslnda demokratiklemeden yana olanlar ieride ve Avrupa'da tam bir snavdan geiyor. Trkiye'nin AB yelii Avrupa, hatta kresel sistem iin de ok nemli. Kresel bar adna, medeniyetler ittifak adna, bugn dnyada Trkiye'nin AB yeliinden daha nemli bir proje

yoktur. Avrupa'da yaayan Mslmanlar, Arnavutluk ve Bosna gibi Mslmanlarn youn olduu lkeler, Trk dnyas ve slam corafyasnn dikkati bu yelie odaklanmtr. Avrupa ve dnya, rkln ve slamofobinin derinletirecei kutuplamalar ve atmalar kaldramaz. nyarglar kaldrmak ve birlikte yaamann salkl zeminini oluturacak entegrasyonu salamak adna Trkiye'nin AB yelii, yeni milenyum iin tarihi bir frsattr...

Why do we need to ride on the EU bid wave? President Abdullah Gl, held a tte--tte with Frances newly elected President Franois Hollande, and asked him three questions: 1. What is your interest in posing obstacles to Turkeys European Union membership bid? 2. What conflicting interests do France and Turkey have? 3. Is it in your interest that a French president has not visited Turkey for 20 years? Why he is so reproachful is obvious. During the term of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, France was one of the leading countries that blocked Turkeys EU membership, followed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Turkeys road to full membership has been filled with problems and obstacles due to opposition from the two leading countries of the union. Turkeys full membership negotiations with the EU started in 2005. Although some countries who applied for membership at a later date have become full members, we are still being hindered from making any progress. There is strong opposition to Turkeys EU membership both from within Turkey and without. Main reasons for this opposition from the European side are Turkeys identity as a Muslim country, its rapidly increasing population, the relatively younger age of its population and potential problems the immigration of large number of Turkish people to Europe may cause. Sarkozy and Merkel openly said Turkey, being a dominantly Muslim country, cannot be a part of Europe. Instead, they suggested that the union should strike a privileged partnership deal with Turkey. But Turkey declined their proposal. So far, membership negotiations have been derailed. Since 2005, Turkey has managed to open only 13 chapters in accession negotiations. Out of 20 chapters that are not opened, 17 were frozen. Of these, eight were suspended by the EU Council because Turkey refused to open up its ports to Greek Cyprus-flagged vessels. Five chapters were frozen because of the French veto. Although Turkey established the Ministry for EU Affairs to indicate that it is attaching great importance to its EU bid, it has received only humiliating treatment from Europe. Why do we, then, insist on becoming a member of the EU? Here, I should note, Europes perspective is not monolithic. There are those who welcome Turkeys membership and insist on facilitating its bid. Certain groups including EU Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fle and certain European countries back Turkeys membership. Indeed, Fle paid a visit to our country last week. He held talks with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoan and chief EU negotiator Egemen Ba. These talks focused on the Positive Agenda, an initiative invented to blow fresh air into the sails of Turkeys EU bid. The Positive Agenda is a mode of operation which ensures that we will be ready when the blocked chapters are opened. It is a sort of active patience. It is in force in eight different areas including energy and social policies. The psychological and motivating impact of

this is the icing on the cake. So this initiative is a show of our resolve. Turkeys EU membership is really important. Look, Turkey is finding itself in a new state of polarization after warding off the old one. Ongoing trials of coups and coup attempts are making pro-tutelage groups unhappy. The guardians of the status quo are resisting. The events leading up to the Uludere incident, in which 34 civilians were mistaken for terrorists and killed by military airstrikes in rnaks Uludere district due to false intelligence, have not been illuminated in the five months since it happened. The critical homestretch for drafting a new constitution has started. Today, Turkey needs to ride on the EU bid wave more than ever. As a matter of fact, those who favor democratization inside and in Europe are being tested. Turkeys EU membership is very important both for Europe and for the global system. There is no project more important than Turkeys EU membership for the sake of global peace and the alliance of civilizations. Muslims living in Europe, the Muslim-dominated countries like Albania and Bosnia, the Turkic world and the Muslim world are all focused on the fate of this membership. Europe and the world will not be able to cope with polarization and conflicts stemming from racism and Islamophobia. Turkeys EU membership is a historic opportunity for abolishing prejudices and creating a sound climate for co-existence and integration in the new millennium.