Turkey dictates terms to the EU dhimmis. From AFP, with thanks to Anthony:
Turkey has given the European Union a paper outlining its major concerns over a decision the bloc’s leaders will take later this month on Ankara’s membership bid.
Foreign Minister Abd Allah Gul said on Thursday Ankara will not recognise the Greek Cypriot government of EU member Cyprus until a durable solution is found to the 30-year conflict between the divided island’s Turkish and Greek communities.
“We expect a clear date for the start of accession talks, leaving no room for second thoughts and containing no conditions, to be announced on December 17,” Gul told reporters, referring to the date of the Brussels summit when EU leaders will decide whether to open membership talks with Turkey.
“Another very important issue is that the negotiation process should be sustainable,” Gul said. “The perspective of full membership also should be very clearly declared.”
Ankara has ruled out suggestions by opponents of full membership that it should instead be granted a special partnership status with the EU.
“There should be no doubts on these issues,” Gul said. He said the demands he listed were outlined in a paper he handed to the EU’s Dutch presidency this week in response to a first draft of conclusions for the 16-17 December summit.