7/8/2009

Miliband: Turkey is not a threat to Europe, but an opportunity

Dunya – British Foreign Secretary David Miliband wrote, “Turkey is not a threat to Europe, but an opportunity” in German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , arguing against European leaders such as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who oppose Turkey's European Union membership bid. "According to OECD projections, Turkey will have the EU's second-highest economic growth" he wrote. "Moreover, it can be a key route for transporting oil and gas from the Middle East and Central Asia. This shows that Turkey is not a threat to Europe, but an opportunity."