FASCIST TURKEY ashamed once more! "Turkey calls off MEPs' visit over Matsakis"..

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Turkey calls off MEPs' visit over Matsakis

Friday, October 6, 2006

ANKARA - TDN with wire dispatches

  Turkey has postponed at the last minute a visit by a European Parliament
delegation because of the inclusion of an outspoken Greek Cypriot lawmaker,
officials on both sides said on Wednesday.

  European parliamentarians planned to meet with the Turkish ministers of
environment, health, energy and agriculture to review Turkey's progress in
applying European Union environmental standards.

  But Turkey's mission to the European Union demanded that the group leave
out Greek Cypriot Marios Matsakis, who was detained for two days in the
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) earlier this year after an
incident involving a flag, German conservative deputy Karl-Heinz Florenz was
quoted as saying.

  "We will not let anyone dictate what members should make up our
delegation," Florenz said in a statement. "Turkey's reaction is completely
unacceptable. A democratic country ... must be able to put up also with
difficult guests."

  Danish socialist parliamentarian Dan Jorgensen called it a "scandal" that
could have serious effects on Turkey's chances of becoming an EU member.
"This shows that Turkey has completely misunderstood democratic rules,"
Jorgensen was quoted as telling Danish Radio DR.

  A spokesman for the Turkish EU mission confirmed the visit was put off
because of Matsakis, saying it was not because of the deputy's nationality
but because of his past behavior. "This is not the best time to have such a
crisis in Turkey," he said. Turkey does not recognize the Greek Cypriot
administration, which joined the bloc in 2004.

  Matsakis was held for two days in a KKTC prison early this year, accused
of removing a Turkish flag from an army post on the "green line" that
divides the Mediterranean island.

  "He's not a blank page, but he's a member of parliament and not a
terrorist," Florenz said, adding that a democracy like Turkey must be able
to tolerate such differences.
Da Hui writes:

You got a point to make, asshole? Or did you run away from
alt.asshole.sean-ruttledge, eh, asshole Sean Ruttledge? LMAO!

F'up to alt.asshole.sean-ruttledge