A campaign for the entry of Turkey in Europe "immediately" with the re-opening of chapters 23 and 24 of negotiation was launched in a hall of Camera of Mps at Montecitorio Palace in Rome, by the 'Turkey in Europe now' association and inter-parliamentary group. The appeal-manifesto was also sent to the Parliaments of the 28 EU states.
"By opening negotiations with Turkey in 2004, EU Commission has taken a commitment. Negotiations are generally opened with the aim of a successful conclusion," reportedly said the former Italian Ambassador in Turkey Carlo Marsili and honorary president of the association. The reference is to the France of Sarkozy when, with the Greek-Cypriot government stopped some important chapters in the course of the Turkish-Cypriot negotiation. The negotiation has been over the years interrupted by vetoes in EU but it is also true that, according to the latest "progress report" of the European Commission, Turkey is still behind in the adaptation of its judicial system.
Ten years after the negotiations, only one chapter on 35 has been discussed and 17 are still blocked. "The vetoes contradict the European constitution which is for inclusion," said Mariano Giustino, secretary general of the association, "Erdogan's policy did not help the process of EU joining but criticism must be conducted within the negotiations."
"Turkey is not the Ottoman Empire of the 21st century as it is sometimes painted by the press but one of the most active and lively civil society in the Mediterranean," continued Marco Perduca, UN representative of Nonviolent Radical Party. The events of Gezi Park, when for over two months various civil associations occupied the park in the center of Taksim Square in Istanbul to prevent its demolition for the construction of a shopping center, are certainly examples of democratic activity by civil society for all Europeans."
Today the Parliament in Ankara, with the entry of new parties and the loss of the absolute majority of the AKP of Erdogan, is definitely the updated picture of the complex Turkish society. The entrance in the EU could lead the majority and opposition together to this goal, widely shared by many parties in Turkey.
"Great interest and attention has always been manifested also by the ruling party in the course of our meetings" Giustino reportedly said, "the negotiation for the reunification of Cyprus, with a referendum in 2016, went ahead".
Of course the reasons for the interruption of the negotiations have not been overcome: Turkey still has such a judicial system that makes it possible bias through the institutional governing body of the judiciary which is not fully independent. There was also a recent package of reforms on security that has limited some civil rights. "Despite this, Turkey still remains an open democracy. The vote of the June election is a clear signal, " said the Mp Della Vedova in his speech. #News