Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Question of Turkey joining the EU.

Demonstrators hold portrait of jailed Kurdish leader

Regarding the entry of Turkey in the EU and the recent visit to Malta of the Turkish minister and chief negotiator for EU Affairs, Egemen Bagis, the Communist Party of Malta stressed that Turkey is a country with imperialist history and a key ally of U.S.

“In fact the Turkish administration allowed its territory to be used in the war against Iraq . Also, the present administration, like the ones before supports the ongoing occupation of Kurdish sovereign territories, imprisonment and massacres of Kurdish people. Turkey also occupies the northern part of Cyprus ”, said the Party.

The Party continued that “It’s ironic how the European Union views Turkey , when on the other hand considers as terrorists the Kurdish legitimate representative PKK liberation movement, which is a struggling for a free Kurdish state.”

The Party believes that the United States is also behind this imperialist plot, and is putting pressure on various European countries to allow Turkey to join the European Union.

“The argument put forward that Turkey would change its foreign policy if it joins the European Union is a bit far fetched, when the same European Union does not hold a clear and just position on various matters. The issue of free Palestine is also a clear example of this," said the Communist Party.

The Communist Party of Malta said the issue here is not whether or not Turkey should join EU, but the contradictions that exist in EU foreign policy. “It’s easy for the EU to target certain states and their policies and then hold back or remain silent on others”. 
The Communist Party of Malta supports the stand taken by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) against US Imperialism and for sovereignty of Kurdish territory, and of their culture and their political aspirations.

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