January 11, 2011
Regarding ‘Cameron rallies troops for budget battle‘:
UK Prime Minister David Cameron said last July that he would strongly support Turkey’s EU membership. But today I have my doubts.
The EU membership of Turkey is possible towards 2016-2020 on the condition that the next budget of the EU for 2014-2020 foresees some funds for Turkey. But Cameron seems to be suggesting the opposite. I quote: “UK Prime Minister David Cameron came to a two-day EU summit which concludes today (17 December) with plans to build an alliance in favour of capping the European Union’s multi-annual budget for the post-2014 period.”
And I quote this too: “Reportedly, Cameron is insisting that the long-term EU budget must be frozen at 2013 levels and only increased according to the rate of inflation. Cameron has apparently secured the support of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and some other leaders.”
I trusted Mr Cameron. But now I feel betrayed. It’s a very strange alliance. How can he support Turkey’s EU membership with such behaviour? Not to mention in an ‘alliance’ with Sarkozy and Merkel?
I believed in David Cameron, but he turned out not to be sincere at all. I can no longer see how he is strongly supporting Turkey.
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