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50 EUROPEAN "WISE MEN" CALL ON EU TO STAND BY COMMITMENT TO TURKEY

The Turkish Weekly - October 4, 2007 Some 50 prominent Europeans, including former politicians and intellectuals, called on the European Union to pursue a more coherent and vigorous foreign policy to promote European interests and values and said the 27-nation bloc must keep its promises made to candidate Turkey. The group, which is today launching the first pan-European think tank, the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), urged EU leaders to "stand by the EU commitment to the prospect of eventual membership for Turkey and Western Balkans countries, in order to encourage their continued political, economic and social development," in a statement of principles it provided prior to the launch. The 50 founding members include former prime ministers, presidents, European commissioners, current and former parliamentarians and ministers, intellectuals and cultural figures from 27 EU member states -- including Matti Ahtisaari, Giuliano Amato, Emma Bonino, Jean-Luc Dehaene, Joschka Fischer, Timothy Garton Ash, Bronislaw Geremek, Mart Laar, Chris Patten and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, as well as music producer Brian Eno, architect Rem Koolhaas, George Soros, Turkish author Elif ?afak and Cem Ɩzdemir, a German member of the European Parliament who is of Turkish origin. Turkey opened accession talks with the EU in 2005, but its membership prospects are clouded by the Cyprus dispute and open objection from French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The conservative leader has repeated several times that Turkey is not part of Europe and has called for a committee of "wise men" to determine Europe's borders. The founders of the ECFR say the EU should come out of its state of "introspection," which they say deepened after French and Dutch rejection of a constitution for the bloc. To that end, they are also calling upon the EU to "develop a more coherent and vigorous European foreign policy, in order to tackle an increasing number of global challenges, including climate change, world poverty, nuclear proliferation and the surge of violent extremism; cooperate more effectively in multilateral organizations, such as the UN, the World Bank, the IMF and WTO, in order to increase the EU's collective power; increase incentives -- such as visa regimes and market access -- for the EU's immediate neighbors to draw them further into the EU's sphere of influence; make the EU's aid and trade relations -- including the 12 billion euros of European Neighborhood Policy and 22 billion euros of aid to the Third World under the Cotonou Agreement -- more conditional on political reform in recipient countries; use the full gamut of European power to back European values, including, if all else fails, a willingness to use military force to stop genocide or avert humanitarian catastrophes, on both the wider European continent and around the world."





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