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Brussels : UK Packing up, Turkey Parking in ?

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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*Brussels/EU Council/Angelo Marcopolo/- The "Summum", or Worst of Blunders, as Experienced French Top Politician Nicolas Sarkozy recently named it, i.e. the Ousting of the UK from the EU, almost at the Same Moment that ...Turkey might see an Open Door towards its Controversial and UnPopular EU bid, far from being Unbelievable, looked Today as if it was on the Making...


Sarkozy was Yesterday here in Brussels, at the EPP Summit, (See, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/eppsummitoutcomeafterbrexit.html ), but appeared Thoughtfull, when departing, and declined from making any Public statements at all, not even to mainstream French TV Channel "LCI", which had Exceptionaly send a Cameraman, "Only for Sarkozy", as he told "Eurofora".


However, at least Symbolicaly, (and Political Symbols can be of Tremendous Importance in such matters...), Facts reveal that this Supreme Double  Blunder may really have been almost Already Done !


Indeed, by an Irony of "Coincidences", the Conclusion of the First Ever "BREXIT" EU Summit, where an Historicaly, Geographicaly, and Culturaly Traditional European Country as Great Britain, Started to Officialy Discuss its Withdrawal from the EU, is, almost Immediately, Followed by a so-called ..."Accession (sic !) InterGovernemental Conference" for "Turkey" at EU Council, here, at the Same Place in Brussels, Early Tomorrow (Tuesday) Morning....

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And Rumours go Wild in Brussels about Opening Tomorrow an EU Core issue such as the Financial/Monetary Chapter for Negotiations with Turkey, (that Sarkozy had obtained to "Freeze" since 2007, as part of a Deal Not to Veto the EU - Turkey Talks in Exchange of Leaving out 4 or 5 Core EU matters, including that one, which concern EU Membership. It seems that, by an Irony of the sort, nowadays it was, reportedly, ...Only the UK which Resisted awhile to such a Controversial Move, before letting it be, during preparatory EUCouncil meetings in Brussels.
 
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While Leaving the EU Council Building's main Press Room area, "Eurofora" met, at the Doorstep, with a Team of Sympathetic Young British Press Workers from the prestigious "BBC" Radio-TV Station, who were Packing a Huge Quantity of Material, Waiting for a Collegue to Bring a Private Truck for their Departure.


Just One among them admitted that he had "Voted for BREXIT", and, when we asked him (in front of all) "Why ?", he Said that "in fact, it wasn't so much about Migration, as such, but Much More for .. That !", as he stressed, Turning around and Pointing at the EU Council's Building in Brussels, (i.e. apparently Meaning that he was complaining for too much EU Bureaucracy).


But, at the Same Time, EU Council and EU Commission's Websites were Arbouring, as Next Event in Brussels, a so-called "Accession (sic !) Conference Turkey - EU" for Tomorrow (Thursday) Early Morning,  (the First of them being even Repeatedly Pictured at Huge Screens right in front of all Journalists working, as "Eurofora", inside EU Summit's main PressRoom, during Many Hours).

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As Usual, such an Exceptionaly Important Moment for Turkey's Controversial and UnPopular EU bid,ii was almost immediately preceded by a Strange "Terrorist Attack" somewhere in Turkey, right Before Top EU Discussions and Decision-making Starts, Yesterday (Tuesday) June 28, (inevitably reminding of some notorious methods of which abused some Tsars, wo had reportedly Infiltrated almost all Extremist Political Movements in Old Times, etc)

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Another Terrorist Attack in Turkey (OverShadowing EUC News even in BRX Media at EUC PressRoom !) when EU Decides on More EU - Ankara Links,
while UK goes Away (BREXIT Days in Brussels)


German Chancelor Angie Merkel had even Felt Obliged to Open her 1st Press Conference at this Historic EU "BREXIT" Summit, Yesterday (Tuesday), here in Brussels, by immediatrly expressing her "Solidarity" to the Turkish Pëople, while also Refusing to Make any "Speculation" about the possible Instingators, as she pointed out, reminding also that Strange Precedent of another so-called "Terrorist" Attack which had curiously Targeted Only ...German People at a Touristic area of Istanbul/Constantinople, (as now, at the International area of Istanbul Airport), while they were visiting an Historic Monument from Ancient Egypt. The First such Deadly Terrorist Attacks in a Recent Row in Turkey had, notoriously, Focused on Killing Kurdish Young Girls and Boys preparing to Plant Trees and Help Re-Build Kobane at the Syrian-Kurdish Region attacked by ISIL, followed by the Mass Killings of pro-Kurdish and other Dissidents who Danced for Peace at down-town Ankara, (etc).

But Now, it is, obviously, the European People who are most Affected by that Unfortunate Spectacle of Great Britain "Packing up", after BREXIT Referendum, while Turkey's Officials were ...Parking in EU Council's Building.

Also Because, this Time, the June 2016 EU Summit had been Initialy Scheduled in order to Discuss, also, the still unfolding EU Migration Policy, as well as a set of various Foreign Policy Topical Issues, and Assess, in this regard, (for the 1st Time at a so High Official EU Body, as the Heads of State/Governments' Summit, here in Brussels), how it Started to Function, in Real Practice, the also Controversial and UnPopular (according to Recent Polls, mainly in Germany, but also in France and  other EU Member Countries) Turkey - EU Deal on the UnPrecedented Massive Influx of More than 1,5  Seekers/Irregular Migrants who arrived on 2015-2016 through Turkey and via EU (+ Schengen and €uroZone) Member Greece on 2015-2016. A Deal which appeared, moreover, largely Useless for the EU Side, as UNHR, OMI and/or even EU Council's Latest Data reveal, (See, f.ex. :.... + ....)


Had also been Added a Series of Negative Statements and/or Threats reportedly made recently by various Ankara Top Officials, including Turkish President Erdogan, etc., on several Related Issues, such as Visa-Liberalisation Claims for 80 Millions of Turks to Enter inside the EU whenever they liked, Refugees' Human Rights Problems inside Turkey, etc, Added to Many and still Growing Violations of Human Rights and/or Democratic Principles, (f.ex. on Freedom of Press and Expression, Immunity--Lifting mainly for Opposition MPs, Shootings and Killings of Syrian Refugees, even Women and Childdren, Massively Deadly and Destructive "Curfew" Measures accross predominanytly Kurdish Regions of South-East Turkey, parallel to various other Deadly Military Invasions of Iraqi and/or Syria Regions, etc.  - Recently Denounced by most MEPs in "Hot" EU Parliament's and CoE's PanEuropean Assembly's Debates, See, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/paceandeppheadfischeronturkey2017rdv.html).

However, with Only 3 Hours allocated now, after the BREXIT and Istanbul Bombing developments, both for the Migration Crisis, Security policy, and Economic matters, while also having to Hear Speeches from NATO's SG, EIB's and CEB's Presidents, etc., EU's Heads of State/Government aparently followed EU Council President Donald Tusk's proposal to just Drop it all, and only sign the Papers that had been prepared by Technocrats, earlier, almost WithOut any Real Discussion.


Independently of that, a Wider Debate on Europe's Future, for which Sarkozy had called, as Early as already since the Summer of 2007, (as Part of an Exchange for Turkey's Controversial and UnPopular EU bid Not to be immediately Blocked), has Just Started, in this Summer 2016, due also to UK's BREXIT, and is going to be the Unique Item on the Official Agenda of the Forthcoming, Exceptional "Informal EU Summit", (i.e. with 27, instead of 28 Member States), at Slovakia's Capital Bratislava, on September 16, 2016.


Inevitably, Now, such a Top Political Debate on EU's Future couldn't, in fact, (if it is to be Credible vis a vis EU Citizens and Realy Efficient in History itself), but include Both the UK and Turkey Discussions, as they obviously Concern, from Many Important Points of View, Europe's Future.

 

And, by the way, if the UK would be Glad to have a kind of "Close Partnership" Status with the EU, why not Turkey too ?

 

Even if one might be, sooner or later, much more "Missed", than the other... 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI-OzM0dy30

 

 

 

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(Headline PHOTO : Old and New EU Council Buildings in Brussels, at Transition Times...)

 

 

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