European Union's refusal on Turkey's membership

Another episode of western religious agenda

Anzaruddin Ahmad, Mohamad Zaid Mohd Zin, Ahamad Asmadi Sakat

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The study started with a question as to why Turkey's application for European Union's full membership since 1987 has been very difficult. Thus, the study then aimed at finding out whether it is true that the main reason for Turkey's difficulty over its admission has been due to religious matter.The author's another hypothesis was that Turkey will never be accepted as a full member country regardless of her years of painstaking efforts. In other words, although Turkey has done her best to put up with EU's requirements, the prerequisites are only reasons to delay the admission process. The issue is not that Turkey does not abide by the EU's socio-economic standards, but it is the issue of Turkey being a majority Muslim country that really matters. To put it differently, since Turkey does not conform to the EU's cultural and religious standards she has no place inside EU, and therefore should never be allowed in.In terms of methodology, this research was purely a library kind of research, where the focus was on books, journal articles, newspapers and so on. From this study the author found out that although the majority of European politicians supported Turkish membership, public opinion in EU's countries generally opposed. Several states, notably France and Austria, made clear their reluctance to Turkey's admission. The findings of the study implied that the existing clash of civilizations between Islam and the West will get worse, and this is absolutely unfavorable for the future of world civilization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2965-2972
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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European Union's refusal on Turkey's membership : Another episode of western religious agenda. / Ahmad, Anzaruddin; Zin, Mohamad Zaid Mohd; Sakat, Ahamad Asmadi.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 12, 12.2011, p. 2965-2972.

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