Good on them if they did. But did they really?
Turkish police have arrested 13 suspects accused of plotting an attack against members of a Protestant church and their pastor in a northwestern city, a local official said on Friday.
“The suspects who were arrested by the counter-terrorism units on Tuesday are accused of plotting an attack on the members of the Christian community and their leader” in the city of Izmit, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Very well. Now comes a whopper:
Several attacks in recent years have targeted members of the Christian community in predominantly Muslim but staunchly secular Turkey.Â (Thanks to the ROP)
I get it. They are “secular” like the Muslim Brotherhood. Good grief!
Caliph Erdogan: EU will lose (something) if it doesn’t cave in to Turkish demands:
Yet another visit to Germany by this insolent, venomous Islamofascist?
This time he demands ‘more integration’-(which means he wants to see Turks lording over Germans, which, by the law of allah, Â is their rightful place) Not long ago he declared assimilation a ‘crime against humanity’.
Needless to mention that Erdogan also demands that Germany offer asylum to about 100.000 Syrian ‘refugees’ who are presently hauled up in Turkey.
As far as I’m concerned we lost Turkey back in 1453 with the fall of Constantinople. If the Turks Â declare political and economic bankruptcy and hand it back we shall help them resettle in minor Asia. Other than that we cannot ‘lose Turkey’ because we never had it since then.
EU will lose Turkey if it hasn’t joined by 2023: Erdogan
It was the first time Erdogan has given an indication of how long Ankara might continue down the path towards EU entry, and his comments came at a time of growing alienation between Turkey and a political entity it feels has cold-shouldered it.
Turkey’s bid to join the EU, officially launched in 2005, has virtually ground to a halt in recent years due to opposition from core EU members and the failure to find a solution to the dispute over the divided island of Cyprus.
Asked during a panel discussion in Berlin on Tuesday night if Turkey would be an EU member by 2023, Erdogan answered, “they probably won’t string us along that long. But if they do string us along until then the European Union will lose out, and at the very least they will lose Turkey.”
Turkey will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its foundation as a republic from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire in 2023.
The predominantly Muslim but secular country of some 74 million people would strengthen the European Union, Erdogan said. Some 6 million Turks already live within the European Union, about 3 million of them inGermany, he said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who Erdogan will meet on Wednesday, opposes full EU membership and favors a privileged partnership instead, although foreign minister Guido Westerwelle supports Ankara’s bid.
Speaking at the opening of Turkey’s new embassy building in Berlin, Westerwelle criticized the impasse in accession talks. “It is bad for both sides and next year, we want to make a new beginning to overcome this standstill.”
Earlier this month Turkey’s economy minister Zafer Caglayan scoffed at the EU’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize and condemned the bloc as the most hypocritical organization in the world, saying it had “kept Turkey waiting at its door for 50 years.”
Turkey has completed only one of 35 policy “chapters” every accession candidate must conclude. All but 13 policy chapters in Ankara’s negotiations are blocked and the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, says Turkey does not yet meet required standards on human rights and freedom of speech.