-1.9 C
Washington

Opinion | Erdogan’s Turkey Doesn’t Belong in the EU

Date:

Share:


The European Commission on Nov. 8 issued its annual report on states wanting to join the European Union. The report criticizes the regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for disregarding human rights, increasing ties with Vladimir Putin’s Russia and restricting freedom of expression. The commission takes particular aim at Turkey’s stance on Israel: “Its rhetoric” in support of Hamas “is in complete disagreement with the EU approach.”

The EU, like the U.S., has long held delusions about Mr. Erdogan’s views and intentions. Yet for anyone paying attention, his latest inflammatory comments—that “Hamas is not a terrorist organization but a liberation group”—are no surprise. Throughout his 20-year tenure as leader of Turkey, he has spread radical Islam, crushed political opposition and helped Russia, Iran and Qatar destabilize the Middle East. By now we should know that Mr. Erdogan is a wolf in wolf’s clothing.

Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8



Source link

Subscribe to our magazine

━ more like this

Li Auto wants to sell an electric minivan, complete with fridge and sofa, as it tries to stave off declining sales

Li Auto recorded its first-ever annual net profit just a week ago, revealing that it delivered almost three times more vehicles last year...

The Closure in Accepting That They May Never Change – Tiny Buddha

“One of the hardest things I’ve had to understand is that closure comes from within. Especially difficult if you’ve been betrayed by someone...

Japan’s stock market rally shows no sign of slowing as the Nikkei hits a new record

It’s been a good few weeks for the Japanese stock market. The Nikkei 225, a major index for the Japanese equity market, beat...

Google Drive search on iOS gets better filtering options

Google Drive for iOS now lets you filter searches using dropdown menus for File Type, Owners, and Last Modified, the company wrote on...

‘Dune: Part Two’ delivers on box-office promise, surpassing $178 million in global debut: ‘A cinematic event’

Movie theaters were looking for a savior and “ Dune: Part Two ” is delivering on the promise. Armed with sandworms, big screen spectacle and the star...