Friday, December 4, 2009

Statement #25

My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
Socrates

A missed opportunity for Turkey

Dutch members of parliament have cancelled a scheduled visit to Turkey after the Turkish government refused to meet with the delegation if anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders was part of it.
When the matter was put to a vote in Dutch parliament on Wednesday, all parties opted to cancel the visit, which was scheduled for January, even though Turkish members of parliament and local social organisations had said they would meet with the delegation regardless.
"This was a unanimous decision. We deeply regret the fact that this will make an effective dialogue impossible, but if the Turkish government refuses to meet with us, the most essential parts of our schedule will not be able to go ahead," Harm Evert Waalkens (Labor Party), leader of the parliamentary delegation, said on Wednesday. One of the main reasons for the visit was Turkey's accession to the European Union.
A representative of the Turkish ministry of foreign affairs called the Dutch parliament's decision "unilateral."
What the Turkish government failed to see is that they cannot decide which members of their EU countries counterparts will be welcomed and who not. The Dutch government earlier this year granted without hesitation the pure racist and facistoide Turkish party leader of the notorious MHP gang a visa. Here some facts about them. They are well known for their hate for Kurds and their Grey Wolves activities.
Also, the Turkish government failed to understand that all Dutch parties including the left and far left don't accept Turkish stance.
This is a missed opportunity for Turkey to counter attack Wilders....

Day Opening - December 4

Just say 'cheese'...
By Dmitry Melentev