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Obama Backs Turkey EU Accession [Gets Butt-Kicked by Sarkozy & Merkel: "Its To The EU"]
BBC News ^ | April 05, 2009

Posted on 04/05/2009 2:47:13 PM PDT by Steelfish

Obama backs Turkey EU accession

Mr Obama said Western nations should engage with the Muslim world US President Barack Obama has arrived in Turkey on a two-day visit, after giving his support to Ankara's efforts to join the European Union.

He said Turkey's accession to the EU would send an important signal to the Muslim world and firmly anchor the country in Europe.

But French President Nicolas Sarkozy said it was up to the EU itself to decide who joined the bloc.

Correspondents say security is extremely tight for Mr Obama's visit. Snipers and riot police have been deployed and military aircraft are patrolling a no-fly zone over Ankara, AP news agency reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoeu; bhovisit; eu; france; merkel; sarkozy; turkey

1 posted on 04/05/2009 2:47:14 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Our Muslim President serving the Islamist cause . . .


2 posted on 04/05/2009 2:48:41 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

Shut the hell up Obama and butt out. He thinks he runs the world now.


3 posted on 04/05/2009 2:52:43 PM PDT by madmominct ("Liberalism is a slow road to despotism." -- The Great One, Mark Levin)
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To: madmominct

Turkey is an important US ally by saying that they should be part of the EU he’s playing to their position and helping keep them on our side. Of course he knows full well that France, Germany and an number of other EU countries will never allow Turkey into the EU.

The Turkish economy doesn’t meet the requirements for admission and they already have a problem with Muslim population growth in Europe. If they let Turkey into the EU they lose control of their boarders and workforces. Also Turkey’s boarders are totally porous to Islamic terrorists giving them a superhighway into the heart of the EU.


4 posted on 04/05/2009 2:57:02 PM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: madmominct
Good Grief!

The libs always tell us to worry about the “ugly American” image abroad.

Obama “apologizes” for the “mistakes” of America.

Then, Obama visits a Muslim country and tells them that those evil Western European countries should let Turkey join their club?

A bit provincial.

A bit Imperial.

VERY STUPID!

5 posted on 04/05/2009 2:58:50 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Steelfish
But French President Nicolas Sarkozy said it was up to the EU itself to decide who joined the bloc.

Who the hell does this Sarkozy think he is defying the will of "The One".

This twit had to go.
First bowing on bent knee to the Saudi despot after giving the Queen of England a slap on the back and high five. Now this.

What an embarrassment.
Please, impeach him or remove him from office before he screws up too much more.

6 posted on 04/05/2009 3:00:07 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: airedale

This is true. Besides Turkey (like some EU members) is adamantly opposed to any acknowledgment of Europe’s Christian heritage being included in the EU Constitution.


7 posted on 04/05/2009 3:01:43 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: madmominct

You wait,
8 years destroying America and kissing up to the world and obamma lamma ding dong will run the U.N by world acclimation.


8 posted on 04/05/2009 3:02:06 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Steelfish

Not to be deterred, he will offer statehood to Turkey.


9 posted on 04/05/2009 3:04:30 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Socialism is the results when Gresham's Law is applied to politics.)
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To: Bon mots

It’s a sad day for America when the French President is more Amerian than our own.

Obama you are a traitor and a disgrace to the the office your swore an oath to.

You will never be known as the first BLACK president, but rather the first marXist, islamic facist president. The first US president that the whole world could see through.

Idiot you are.


10 posted on 04/05/2009 3:11:14 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: Steelfish
Obama Backs Turkey EU Accession

In reply, the E.U. unanimously voted to back the admission of the provinces of Republic of Mexico as the 51st to the 60th states of the United States of America ..... They then reconvened to back the admission of Uzbekistan as the 61st state.

11 posted on 04/05/2009 3:26:23 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Steelfish

This is the same Turkey that pulled the rug out from under us when we first invaded Iraq?

Whose side is Obama on?


12 posted on 04/05/2009 3:28:21 PM PDT by keats5
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Too bad we couldn’t have a good first black president


13 posted on 04/05/2009 3:30:30 PM PDT by keats5
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To: keats5
This is the same Turkey that pulled the rug out from under us when we first invaded Iraq?

Exactly! Some ally!

14 posted on 04/05/2009 3:32:20 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Steelfish

Yes it would send a strong signal to the muslim world - the wrong signal.


15 posted on 04/05/2009 3:42:01 PM PDT by Tweeker
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To: Steelfish

This, ahhh .... gentleman—yes, that’s it, gentleman—is likely to be the first American president who isn’t, if not already, then at a future moment, the “leader of the free world.”


16 posted on 04/05/2009 3:43:30 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Steelfish

Obama worries a lot about Muslims, One could almost believe he is one.


17 posted on 04/05/2009 3:43:34 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Steelfish
“MY muslim RELIGION”

hussein obama (or whatever the pos’s name truly is)

18 posted on 04/05/2009 3:49:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: keats5

Read his book... he is on islam’s side... always.

LLS


19 posted on 04/05/2009 3:50:43 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: keats5
This is the same Turkey that pulled the rug out from under us when we first invaded Iraq?

Exactly. And which even now is sinking into the islamofascist cesspool.

Turkey's chance for salvation has come and gone. From here on out it's all downhill and into the muck.

20 posted on 04/05/2009 3:56:53 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: keats5

Quite right. Turkey did not allow the 4th ID to cross in from their land in the effort to topple another Hussein. This president is a damn sell-out. Waiting for his term to end will cause cardiac arrests for many.


21 posted on 04/05/2009 4:05:05 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: WashingtonSource
THIS IS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT ISSUE!!!!!!!!!

The Germans under Schroeder promised Turkey support for EU membership IF they do not allow us access to their territory to open a northern front. The Schroeder government in 2002 picked an anti-war course to salvage the elections and they sabotaged us within NATO, the UN, Europe and in reference Turkey. At every turn, the Germans and French at the time were trying to screw us, putting the lives of American troops at risk and costing the US billions. We already had ships unload and troops on the ground with an agreement in place when the Germans threw EU membership on the table and the Turks backed out of their deal with us.

Of course Schroeder is gone now and the more Conservative Merkel and CDU/CSU/FDP is opposed to this idea.

However, as far as we should be concerned, absolutely! Politically support Turkey entering the EU!

22 posted on 04/05/2009 4:09:23 PM PDT by Red6
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To: Steelfish

Look at this as payback.

We should support Turkey entering the EU. Otherwise you had them screw us and not reap the seeds they sowed in 2002-2003.


23 posted on 04/05/2009 4:11:32 PM PDT by Red6
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To: Venturer

Ya think?

I shake my head over the people that voted for him and the demise out our wonderful country.

We may have to fight to take it back.


24 posted on 04/05/2009 4:13:17 PM PDT by Shyla
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To: Steelfish
Obama Turkey backs Turkey

Fixed it.
25 posted on 04/05/2009 4:20:54 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Steelfish

There is no threat to him in a Muslim Country — he is one of them from the way it looks.


26 posted on 04/05/2009 4:23:16 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Vote Gary for OK GOP Chair)
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To: PhiKapMom

Obama has the foreign policy of a Miss Universe candidate.
He’s for “world peace”..”nuclear free”...”one world”.
Ain’t that sweet.


27 posted on 04/05/2009 4:30:02 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Steelfish

Zero is looking more foolisher and foolisher as time goes by.


28 posted on 04/05/2009 4:40:57 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: Kansas58

It appears that the LIBERAL education system is fully functional...it has given us an IDIOT for a president...even though he was born in Kenya!

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!


29 posted on 04/05/2009 4:57:34 PM PDT by retired9941
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To: Steelfish

Mr Obama said Western nations should engage with the Muslim world

The idiot does not even realize that the muslim nations are engaged with the Western Nations.They are engaged in a War to destroy western Civilization.


30 posted on 04/05/2009 5:29:15 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Steelfish

I bet the European are just now beginning to realize that Obama believes he deserves to dictate to them everything about the EU including when to go to the bathroom (arrogance Bush never had).


31 posted on 04/05/2009 6:43:14 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Steelfish
Clearly, obama believes Louis Farrakhan: Barack Obama Is "The Messiah" and is acting accordingly.
32 posted on 04/05/2009 7:03:19 PM PDT by GBA
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