For John, BLUF: The Europeans are very short sighted when it comes to Turkey. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is from Reporter Chris Tomlinson, today. The publication is Breitbart.
Who does she think she is kidding here? There was no way the EU was going to admit Turkey anyway. Apparently never has been. And therein hangs a tale. What if Turkey had been a member of the EU for the last 20 years? Would we have had this "coup"?♠
Here is the sub-headline:
The German Federal government and Chancellor Angela Merkel have slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for suggesting the death penalty could be brought in for plotters of last weekend’s unsuccessful coup.And here is the lede plus one:
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has spoken out against a possible reintroduction of the death penalty in Turkey. President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said that the death penalty could be brought back to punish the plotters of the failed coup attempt in Turkey over the weekend.Regards — Cliff
The German government has said that if Turkey executes the plotters, it would be the end of negotiations for the nation’s potential membership of the European Union (EU), reports Die Welt.