TURKEY and the European Union

La Turchia in Europa - Roberto de Mattei

European institutions and governments are undergoing a complex negotiation for the entry of Turkey into the European Union. Many doubts and concerns have been raised over the last few years on this negotiation. Proponents of membership claim that Turkey would be a natural ally of the West against Islamic fundamentalism. But today’s Turkey is no longer the secularist of Kemal Atatürk.

The 2002 elections saw the victory, confirmed in 2004, of the “party of the veil” by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gül, who come from the ranks of radical Islamists. On the other hand, the Lisbon Treaty gives the European states of the Union a political weight proportional to the demographic one. Turkey, which is set to reach 85 million inhabitants, would be the most populated country and the one with the most representatives in the European Parliament.

While Europe renounces its Christian roots, Turkey has an extremely strong political-religious identity and its request to enter the EU has not been put forward to renounce this identity, but to impose it. With or without Erdogan, Turkey would establish itself as the leading country in the Islamic world within the European institutions, where it would play a leading role.
Would the eventual entry of Turkey into Europe constitute a benefit or an irreparable catastrophe for our continent? This volume raises the problem and raises the alarm.

Turkey is a large country, located in a strategic area of ​​the planet. Its geopolitical position, its demographic weight, its economic potential, and also the beauty of its territory and the hospitality of its inhabitants, make it a possible “partner” and certainly not an “enemy” of Europe.

The partnership relationship is, however, different from full inclusion in European public institutions. The problem that we want to raise in this study is this: would Turkey’s eventual entry into the European Union – seen by Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan as “a meeting of civilizations” – constitute a benefit or a catastrophe for our continent? This is a question we want to examine in depth and without prejudice because it directly affects our future and that of our children.
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Turkey in Europe – Roberto de Mattei

Roberto de Mattei, President of the Lepanto Foundation, directs the monthly magazine Radici Cristiane and the weekly agency Corrispondenza Romana.

He has taught at the La Sapienza, Cassino and European University and was Vice-President of the National Research Council.

He is the author of numerous historical-religious books translated into various languages.
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L’eventuale ingresso della Turchia in Europa costituirebbe un beneficio o un’irreparabile catastrofe?

Questo volume solleva il problema e lancia l’allarme!

di Roberto de Mattei

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