The EU wields a”stick of sanctions” against Turkey, and Erdogan’s”dream of entering Europe” is completely shattered
The EU Foreign Ministers’ Meeting decided on July 13 that it will impose a new round of sanctions on Turkey, because many differences between the EU and Turkey are still stalemate. The differences involved include human rights issues and offshore drilling issues.
The European Union’s chief diplomatic representative, Josep Borrell, said that we will take appropriate measures against Turkey to meet the challenges that Turkey poses to us. If the conflict between Europe and Turkey continues, the EU will Further action will be taken.
(Due to many differences, Turkey is about to face the EU Sanctions)
【Turkey violates human rights? 】
According to the European Union, Turkey earlier this month sentenced four non-government &34; Amnesty International &34; human rights organizations to several years’ imprisonment on charges of &34;terrorism&34;, Turkey Accused him of interfering in internal affairs and attempting to launch a terrorist attack in Turkey. For this reason, the Foreign Minister of Luxembourg Keane Arthur Bern issued a warning that a government that attacks human rights activists in its own country as a terrorist is a disrespect for democracy. And the people’s government, so we must impose sanctions on them.
Amnesty International (abbreviated as AI), also known as &34; Amnesty Organization &34;, is an international non-governmental organization engaged in human rights monitoring and global policy initiatives, dedicated to promoting the development of global human rights. Amnesty International’s work policy is to investigate the human rights situation and take corresponding actions to end various human rights violations and provide justice for those who have been persecuted.
But Amnesty International is a typical tool for exporting Western ideology under the guise of NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and it only serves the interests of the West. Amnesty International, headquartered in London, UK, almost only targets Europe and the United States. Other countries, such as Israel’s invasion of Lebanon, South Africa’s apartheid and Puerto Rico’s independence movement, have never heard the voice of Amnesty International, but as long as it involves Iran, Russia and even the great powers of the East, Amnesty International will behave very well. active.
According to the criticism of Francis Boyle, an international law scholar at the University of Illinois, Amnesty International’s primary motivation is not human rights but politics, followed by propaganda, money again, and finally human rights issues. Really care.
(The EU has repeatedly accused Turkey of human rights violations)
【Turkey steals Cyprus oil and gas? 】
Since last year, Turkey and Cyprus, two neighboring countries, have been arguing over the exploitation rights of oil and gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean. However, since Cyprus is an official member of the European Union, it is natural to say who is favored by the European Union. In response to the dispute over the Turkish soil, the leaders of many EU countries have publicly propped up Cyprus on many occasions, warning Turkey to stop”34 all illegal actions”.
The European Commission even threatened nakedly if Cyprus’ legal rights If it is violated, Turkey will be sanctioned by the European Union on an equal footing.
Cyprus was once a British colony and became independent in the 1960s. However, the Greek ethnic group and a small number of Turkish ethnic groups in Cyprus had long-term ethnic conflicts, so Turkey invaded Cyprus in the 1980s and established the so-called &34 ; Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus &34;, only Turkey has recognized its legal status worldwide.
(Turkey and neighboring Cyprus have rights to exploit offshore oil and gas It is still controversial until now, the EU fully supports Cyprus to safeguard its rights and interests)
Nominally, oil and gas resources are located on the high seas, but they are classified by Cyprus into their own exclusive economic zone. It has signed exploration and mining agreements with Eni, Total, ExxonMobil and many other energy giants. Strong, in this way, if Turkey wants to step in, it will become a”thief” who steals Cyprus oil and gas.
[It is almost impossible to join the EU]
Since 1963, Turkey has begun to express its desire to join the EU. Although Turkey is inclined to the United States in international strategy, it is a member of NATO, But Turkey is not a member of the European Union. Turkey has formally applied for membership in the European Union since 1987, but so far all negotiations on accession to the EU have been stagnant and the road ahead is dark.
(Turkey has territories with two EU member states Dispute)
In fact, joining the European Union is also a goal of Turkish President Erdogan. From a geo-strategic perspective, Turkey curbs the Eurasian throat-Bosphorus and Dardanelles The Strait has economic significance. Controlling the Black Sea estuary is indeed a good thing for the European Union, so that Turkey can be directly used to suppress Russia. However, due to Turkey’s”34 swing culture” between Europe and Asia, Turkey does not want to be completely in a stalemate with Russia, so naturally it does not want to be used as a”34 chess piece” by the EU, which is doomed even if Turkey has many European characteristics, However, the actual accession to the”34 threshold” is extremely difficult to cross.
(present Turkey is still a candidate for the EU)
In 2016, there was a coup in Turkey. President Erdogan arrested a large number of persons related to the coup after the incident, which made Turkey’s relationship with the EU to a minimum. 2016 On November 26, the European Parliament passed a resolution proposing to suspend negotiations on accession to Turkey, which has not been resumed until today. Nowadays, not only has the relationship between Turkey and the EU not been eased, but there is a vicious tendency to hide. It seems that Turkey’s plan to join the EU is unlikely to be realized in a short time.