The main question to consider is whether Turkey's admission to the EU would be economically advantageous for the Union. I will start by giving you some information about the background of this debate, which is going on for quite some time now. Turkey's application to accede to the European Union was already made in 1987. But by doing this, Turkey was not yet an official candidate. It was officially recognized as a candidate for full membership in 1999. The real negotiations about this subject were started in 2005, and until this very own moment, the European countries have still not decided whether taking Turkey in would be the right thing to do or not. 1. +
A first advantage of Turkey’s membership would be the fact that it would open up a new and strong market for the European products. Turkey has a very large population, so a smoother trade with them would give some economic advantages to the other European states. And with smoother, I mean the fact that, due to its membership, there would be less troubles and paperwork at the Turkish borders.
The first and also most important reason why Europe shouldn’t let turkey enter the union, is the fact that the country is just too poor: there are thousands of poor farmers, and they have to deal with very low living standards. Some areas are serious underdeveloped, and the country has still huge debts it has to pay off. When it becomes part of Europe, the other states will have to help their new companion to pay off his debts and make sure that the living standards will rise.
It would also create great opportunities for business: Turkey has a population of almost 80 million people, and it has the right technical institutions. So when the country would be guided in a decent way, it would be able to create a qualified and expanding economy. And when I say “guided in a decent way”, I mean not like nowadays, because there’s still a lot of cheating and corruption going on in the top ranks of...
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