We have announced our common denominator report with a press meeting organized together with People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Van MP Bedia Özgökçe Ertan on December 28, Thursday at 13:00 at the New Social Relations Building.
Small Provincial Assemblies of Turkey has gathered NGOs and MPs in 12 provinces in December. We have announced our common denominator report with a press meeting organized together with People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Van MP Bedia Özgökçe Ertan on December 28, Thursday at 13:00 at the New Social Relations Building.
The participants, meeting with the general agenda, “Turkey-Eu Relations, The Process” have agreed on one common denominator. 97 NGOs have taken their seats whereas there was no MP participation in the meetings. The only common denominator of the participants is: “Neither of the parties in the EU-Turkey relations is sincere.”
In the last meetings of the year 2016, we can say that speeches of the participants were focused on three topics: Opinions on the structure and intention of the European Union, views on the EU process of Turkey, and views on the indispensability of the EU and its alternatives.
In the opinions of participants, also including those having pro-government opinions, the EU is evaluated regarding religion as a structure and establishment. Another group, including those having anti-government opinions, describe the EU as a guide in both economic and legal terms.
The most pronounced word in opinions on the EU membership process of Turkey is “sincerity.” The pro-government group finds the EU insincere, whereas the anti-government group finds not only the EU but Turkey insincere as well. The breaking points of these opinions are July 15 Coup Attempt and Syrian refugees. Criticisms made by the participants on the EU adventure of Turkey is being shaped through the bases where domestic and foreign interests conflict; instead of universal or economic bases.
You may click here to read(only turkish) the entire common denominator report to reach the details of all opinions presented during the meetings, including information on the participants and special guests.