But the elites will most likely have their way despite the will of the people. A translation of this German article from Der Spiegel:
The 25 EU heads of state will decide whether there will be negotiations with Turkey at the end of this week. Most of France’s and Germany’s populations don’t want to see Turkey’s entry — in contrast to the Spaniards, Italians and British.
Paris. A recently published poll which has been undertaken by the Paris IFOP institute for opinion polling and the newspaper “Le Figaro” shows that 67% of the French and 55% of the German respondents dislike Ankara’s EU membership.
The large and conservative newspaper released the poll three days before the EU summit. It was based on 4813 respondents in five EU countries.
Thus, Italians and British see an entry in a more positive way: 49% of the Italians and 41% of the British agreed with Turkish entry (with 30% “nays”).
According to “Le Figaro,” only the Spanish mostly agree with the entry, with a clear 65% pro-Turkey majority.
All things considered, the poll shows that public opinion contrasts with the position of the head of states in Europe, who support negotiations with Turkey by an overwhelming majority.