“The universal values which are in force in Europe and which are also fundamental values of Christianity, will lose vigour with the entry of a large Islamic country such as Turkey,” EU’s president Herman Van Rompuy said in 2004 before assuming his current position.
“This anti-Turkish bias is tantamont to racism. Even though the EU institutions officially claim to cherish diversity, there is tacit agreement among some of their most powerful leaders that the union must remain predominantly Christian,” Davis Cronin in the Guardian.
Former Congressman (1993-95) Michael Huffington, a bi-sexual whose wife Arianna Huffington founded the pro-Israel Hasbara (propaganda) think tank ”The Huffington Post’ (established on May 9, 2005). On December 21, 2009 – on behalf of his masters in Israel Lobby, he splashed his anti-Turkey rant under the title “Turkey has no place in European Union”. Beside Huffington’s Zionist hatred of the current government in Ankara for criticizing Turkey’s 60-year-old Zionist ally – the great majority of Muslim Turks and Muslims around the world including myself – do believe that Turkey’s future lies with the Muslim world and not with the European Union which is a Zionist Controlled entity (ZOG) in every respect.
Two of top pro-Israel European leaders, French president Nicolas Sarkozy (born to a Jewish mother), and German Chancellor Angela Markel (a Christian Zionist) consider Muslim-majority (99.7% of 78 million) as a ‘religious and cultural threat to the Christian majority Europe’. The former Ottoman colonies, Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus, agrees with them. Former French president (1974-81) Valery Giscard also opposed Turkey’s membership to US on religious ground. However, so far, both UK and Sweden have supported Turkey for its EU bid.
Eric Walberg in latest posting on his blog under the heading ‘Russia, Turkey and the Great Game: Changing teams’, wrote:
“For all intents and purposes, Turkey has given up on the European Union, recognising it as a bastion of Islamophobia and captive to US diktat. As Switzerland bans minarets and France moves to outlaw the niqab, the popular Islamist government in Istanbul moves in the opposite direction – supporting the freedom to wear headscarfs, boldly criticising Israel and building bridges with Syria. This is nothing less than a fundamental realignment of Turkish politics towards Turkey’s natural allies – the Arabs … and the Russians.
This new alignment with Russia began in 2001 when Turkish and Russian foreign ministers signed the Eurasia Cooperation Action Plan. It went into high gear in February 2009, when Turkish President Abdullah Gul made a state visit to Russia, including a visit to the Russian Federation’s thriving and energy-rich Autonomous Republic of Tatarstan, populated by a majority of Muslim Turks, with pipelines, nuclear energy and trade the focus of attention.
In the past, Russia had poor relations with Turkey, which since its founding as a republic in 1922 was firmly in the Western camp and seen by Moscow as a springboard for infiltration into the Caucasus and its Turkic southern republics. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Yeltsin’s Russia acquiesced to US hegemony in the region, and as part of this opening to the West, Turkish schools, construction firms and traders came in great numbers to the ex-Soviet “stans” (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan). 9/11 convinced Russian president Vladimir Putin to go so far as welcoming US military bases in the most strategic “stans”. The old Great Game appeared to be over, lost resoundingly by Russia.
But as the world tired of the US-sponsored “war on terrorism”, it seemed the Great Game was not over after all. A NATO member, Turkey was soon joined by Bulgaria and Romania, making the Black Sea a de facto NATO lake, alarming a now resurgent Russia.
Ukraine’s Western-backed “Orange Revolution” in 2004 further tilted the balance away from Russia, with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko defiantly vowing to join NATO and kick the Russian fleet out of Crimea. He even armed (through Israel) Georgia (a Jewish controlled government) in its war with Russia in 2008.
In contrast to the US-sponsored colour revolutions in the ex-socialist bloc, Turkey’s “Green Revolution” brought the religious-oriented Justice and Development Party to power in 2002. Its political direction has been in search of balance in the region and peaceful relations with its neighbours, including Armenia and the Kurds. In 2004 Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a joint declaration of cooperation in Ankara, updated in February 2009 by Gul and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Moscow. Gul declared, “Russia and Turkey are neighbouring countries that are developing their relations on the basis of mutual confidence. I hope this visit will in turn give a new character to our relations.”
However, it’s Ankara’s criticism of Zionist entity’s genocide of Palestinian and Lebanese and its friendly relations with Tehran which have pissed-off the Zionazi thugs.