Istanbul. 28 June. REPORT.AZ/ 'It impossible now for Turkey to become the EU member'.
The expert on international relations, journalist-writer Mustafa Kaya told the Turkish bureau of Report News Agency, commenting on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union.
According to him, recently the society hoped Turkey's entering into the European Union: 'But I don't believe this issue will be realized. If you remember, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that 'Turkey's entering into the European Union will last most likely three thousand years'. Europe also thinks so regarding Turkey. The question is about Turkey, the country which has waited for over 30 years. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also said that Turkish cooperation with the European Union will only be 'privileged joint action'. After this, I believe that Turkey and the European Union will continue activity in a completely different directions.
M.Kaya said that standoff between the EU and UK is not a new issue: 'Even in 1952, the UK was not a member of European Coal and Steel Community, which was the first organization considering mutual economic cooperation of European countries. Moreover, the UK did not use the EU euro currency. As well as it was not included into Schengen zone. The UK revealed financial allocation to the further EU member states. All of these issues brought to the focus of attention by politicians, discussions held in the public. As a result, the British people have made the decision to get out of the European Union'.
Turkish expert noted that Great Britain's withdrawal decision from EU is a loss for both side: 'Of course, this step by the UK, faces European countries with a number of existing economic problems. However, the European Union will be able to overcome this problem after some period while British side will suffer from the decision more. These problems will be clearly seen both from political and economic point of view. So far, citizens of Scotland and Northern Ireland have depended on England as they were citizens of a country within the European Union. After that, action of these countries together with England is open to question'.
M.Kaya doesn't believe that other European countries can take such a bold decision as Great Britain: 'Great Britain encouraged as it was a country pursuing colonial policy like the United States. Other European countries can't take such a step as they don't dominate in the world as Great Britain. Mainly, efforts may be made to separate Northern Ireland, Scotland from Great Britain'.