At last, a European politician and Member of the European Parliament who isn’t interested in kowtowing to the Turks and granting all their demands. From Expatica, with thanks to Anthony:
AMSTERDAM “” A Dutch MEP has accused Turkey of being locked in a “power play” over its bid to join the European Union.
After a working visit to the Turkish capital Ankara, Dutch Christian Democrat MEP Camiel Eurlings said Turkey is too inflexible towards the European Union and is reluctant to make concessions. “The Turks are pushing and pressuring on all sides,” he said.
Eurlings said additional demands should be imposed on Turkey prior to the start of official negotiations over its accession to the EU. He also said Turkey must meet current demands in terms of human rights and religious freedom.
“Turkey can only become a part of Europe if it is as free as the rest of Europe. That is not the case now,” he said.