Turkey blocks EU from NATO summit unless OIC also attends

 Today’s Zaman:

30 April 2012 / SERVET YANATMA, ANKARA
Ankara says it will block EU participation in an upcoming NATO summit unless the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is also allowed to be present.

EU member states had proposed participation by some of the top EU bureaucrats, including European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, who are now unsure whether they will be able to attend the summit taking in Chicago on May 20-21 as representatives of the union due to the objections from Turkey, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Friday. Raising the EU’s commitment to a NATO peace mission in Afghanistan, EU member countries including France had argued that the EU should be represented, while Turkey is maintaining that there should only be member state participation in the summit, the WSJ claimed.

“If non-NATO members will also participate, the OIC should be represented [in the Chicago summit] first and foremost,” Turkish diplomatic sources said in explaining Ankara’s position, speaking to Today’s Zaman on Sunday. The sources claimed that the OIC’s commitment exceeded the EU contribution in the Afghanistan peace mission.

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4 Replies to “Turkey blocks EU from NATO summit unless OIC also attends”

  1. I’m sorry but I have to go with Turkey on this one. Turkey is absolutely correct that the OIC states are participating in the NATO mission to Afganistan.

    They are providing the terrorists.

  2. IT’s high time Turkey was turfed out of NATO. They are no friends of non-muslims and like most muslims can’t ever be trusted.

  3. And am I correct in assuming that NATO was formed to protect us from thugs like those in the OIC (organization of the islamic “Caliphate” not co-operation)?

  4. I can’t even fathom what lunacy allowed Turkey become members in the first place. But it’s not too late to kick them out yet. Better late than never.

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