Play the dhimmi, Europeans, or face the consequences. From AFP, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
ISTANBUL, Sept 12 (AFP) – Turkey`s ties with the European Union will suffer if European leaders fail to give the go-ahead in December for the start of accession talks with the mainly Muslim country, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned.
“I do not want to consider such a possibility, but I believe all our friends should think carefully on the possibility of a negative decision derailing our ties,” Erdogan told a conference on his country`s EU bid here late Saturday.
“In such a case, we cannot of course act as if nothing happened in our ties with the EU,” Erdoagn added.
He did not elaborate on the likely repercussions of a possible rejection by the bloc.