Danish parliament debates Turkey
Turkey will join the European Union if fulfills the necessary conditions, and there will be no need for a referendum, said Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller yesterday. During a debate over whether Turkey is moving towards the EU or radical Islam, based on a question submitted by the radical Danish People's Party of Denmark, an outside supporter of the government, Moller said, "The EU is determined to develop its relations with Turkey. It's true that there have been some developments contrary to the Copenhagen Criteria in Turkey, but it wouldn't be appropriate to send Turkey away from Europe." In related news, Hamid El Musti, an ethnic Moroccan member of a local council of in Denmark, sent an open letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan urging him not to veto Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen becoming NATO's next secretary-general.