David Russell has kindly translated for us this commentary from a French website on Turkey and the implications of admitting it into the EU. The name of the website is “The Four Truths“; the author is Christian Lambert.
Many people are writing about Turkey these days. I would like to write about some things regarding Turkey that not many people know.
1) In the first place, I would like to remind everybody that until the 11th century, Asia Minor, what is today Turkey, was civilized, evangelized, and administered by the West, starting with Greece, and later the Roman Empire. But then came the invasion of Turkish hordes: first the Seljuks and later the Muslim Ottomans, who, starting in Central Asia, in 1683 reached the gates of Vienna. They remained in the Balkans and in Greece until the 19th century, causing considerable destruction. Victor Hugo, in “Les Orientales”, writes: “The Turks came this way. Everything is ruin and mourning.”
It must be remembered that there is nothing European about the Turks. Their origins are in the Altai, on the borders of what is today the Republic of Mongolia. They are descended from the Mongols. The Turkish language is Ural-Altaic, very close to the Mongolian language. In terms of ethnicity, Chile and New Zealand, whose populations are 90% European and Christian, have much more of an argument to join the European Union than does a Muslim and Asian Turkey.
2) Even worse: Because of feelings of “Pan-Turkism” which are very strong in Turkey, the Turkic peoples of Asia can easily obtain Turkish citizenship. All told, there are 80 million people of Turkic origin who could be added to the 71 million Turks who live in Turkey. Among the Turkic peoples are the Turkmens, the Uigurs of Sinkiang, which used to be called “Chinese Turkestan”, the Azeris, the Tatars, the numerous Uzbeks based in Afghanistan, and even including the Yakuts in eastern Siberia. All told, around twenty ethnic groups, often very poor, and whose traditions are the same as those of the centuries of the Hegira.
It is obvious that once Turkey is admitted to the EU, an enormous migration will take place. Turks coming from the poorest areas of Anatolia will migrate into Europe, and they in turn will be replaced by the Turkic people of Central Asia. They, in tuen, will realize that they will be much better off in the suburbs of Paris with the guaranteed minimum wage and free health care than in the steppes of Central Asia. There are already 4 million Turks in western Europe, who have brought to us such traditions as “honor killings”, which is to say a young girl who is killed by her family who goes against customs anchored in the law of “sharia”.
3) We also have to remember that, once Turkey is in the EU, Europe’s frontiers will border on Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Syria. You can be sure that in the future the Kurdish problem will spark conflcits between Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. So, to the unsolved problem of the Balkans (itself caused by Ottoman occupation in preceding centuries), we’ll be able to add a problem which will throw Europe deep into the quagmire of the Middle East. It would be sheer insanity to accept such an eventuality.
4) Just a word about the financial consequences of Turkey joinging the EU. It will cost the EU 20 billion Euros per year. The cost of integrating Turkish agriculture into the EU will be greater than the total cost of admitting the ten newest EU members.
France, already bankrupt, will have to shake down the hapless taxpayer once again, the future dhimmi!
5) Under pressure from Brussels, the Turks have made some big, and humiliating, concessions. They agreed to these because joining the EU will bring them considerable benefits. But once they are admitted, nothing can stop them from going back on their supposed “reforms”, because of inertia and the weight of history. Already the Turkish Prime Minister has said, “We intend to be a part of the EU. The decision has already been taken. We reject any other solution.” This is the way M. Erdogan spoke to his compatriots who hailed him on December 17th as the “Conqueror of Europe.” This new Ottoman Empire is preparing its revenge with the complicity of the leaders of Europe. And to get things rolling, if ten million Turks come to the Ile de France (Paris) after Ankara joins, then all France will be able to do is welcome them, feed them, and build them mosques.
For what reason has this problem been created, when it would have been so simple to leave things as they are: Europeans in Europe, Turks in Turkey, with peaceful and mutually beneficial relations?