Turkey will never be a European nation
Published 02/04/2010 | 05:00
I AM sure I am not alone among Irish people in stating that President Mary McAleese certainly did not speak for me when she endorsed Turkish membership of the EU.
Despite its dubious participation in UEFA and the Eurovision, among other things, Turkey is not and never will be European.
Turkey is a Middle-Eastern nation with traditionally Muslim values, which are not compatible with the European way of life. Any Irishman who, like myself, enjoys drinking beer, eating pork chops and looking at beautiful ladies should oppose the entry of Turkey into the Union. As Kevin Myers rightly points out (Irish Independent, March 31), the President has no right to make such statements on our behalf.