Перезагрузка отношений Турции и Евросоюза

МАДРИД. Всего пять месяцев назад Осама бен Ладен был жив, Хосни Мубарак уверенно контролировал власть в Египте, а Зин эль-Абедин Бен Али железной рукой правил Тунисом. А сегодня народные восстания и политические перемены распространяются по всему этому региону. Мы являемся свидетелями жесткого подавления протестных выступлений в Сирии и Йемене, видим, как войска Саудовской Аравии вторгаются в Бахрейн, и наблюдаем за продолжающимся сражением в Ливии.

Что касается Европы, то наступление «арабской весны» должно привести к переориентации ее внимания на проблемы, которые в значительной степени игнорировались в последние месяцы: выгоды от полного членства Турции в Евросоюзе. Принимая во внимание огромные возможности, которые появляются в нынешней ситуации, вне всяких сомнений выгоды для Европы от принятия Турции будут очевидными.

Поскольку Ресеп Таип Эрдоган был избран еще на один срок в качестве премьер-министра Турции, а Польша, страна, которая хорошо осознает важность стратегического положения Европы в мире, принимает на себя президентство в Евросоюзе в конце этого месяца, наступило самое время, чтобы Турция и Евросоюз осуществили “перезагрузку” своих переговоров относительно вступления Турции.

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