sexta-feira, outubro 13

Goodbye Turkey

The last atitudes and demonstrations in Turkey show well how far it is from Europe, from the European ways of thinking and acting.

Of course it is stupid to prohibit someone to express his own opinion on matters like genocides here or there (like the French just did) . It is even contrary to a decent regime of freedom of though and of fredom of speech. But that is onother point ...

The fact remains that Turkey and the Turks are still unable to cope with free debate of ideas and opinions.

Turkey is clearly not close enough to the European common principles of culture and civilization to join de European Union.

At least for the time being. Maybe another generation ...