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Should Turkey be part of the European Union?
Turkey should become a member of the European Union.
Turkey and the EU are important strategic allies geopolitically, both in need of each other.
Turkey's economy is struggling and it would greatly benefit from EU membership.
Historically, Turkey and its predecessor states were always part of Europe culturally, politically and economically.
Turkey joining would benefit the EU.
Turkey would have significantly more global influence if it joined the EU.
Turkey is already a member of many international organisations that other EU member states are also part of.
The Europeans Union's laws and institutions would provide many benefits to Turkey.
There are many Turks already living and working in the European Union, contributing to it economically and culturally.
If Turkey is a member of the EU, the EU will have more influence over the Bosporus.
This will help the EU to exert pressure on and influence Russia.
Turkey is a large and populous economy. If it joined the EU there would be huge disruption to the political and economic status quo of the EU.
Much of the EU and its citizens
do not currently
want Turkey to join the union.
The European Union should focus on its numerous internal problems before considering any further expansion.
Turkey is not willing to play by the rules of the EU.
The religious and cultural identity of Turkey is different from that of all current members of the EU.
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