German Human Rights Chief: Erdogan’s Turkey ‘Does Not Belong in the EU’

Germany’s Human Rights Commissioner has asserted that Turkey does not belong in the European Union until its human rights record improves – a standpoint that puts him at odds with EU leaders and his country’s leader Angela Merkel.

In an interview with N24, Christoph Strässer admitted that while Germany and other the European Union member states should deal with Russia and Turkey, the latter is nowhere near close to being eligible for EU membership due to the country’s poor human rights record.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Yeah, right. I’m now waiting for Merkel to combat this “right wing” statement. How many invaders will Germany and Austria have before a total ban on Muslim immigration is effectively instituted there and other European nations, too?

    Is anyone naïve enough to believe Erdogan doesn’t communicate with ISIS on a regular basis and loves the Kurds?

  • Millie_Woods

    Actually the EU is looking more like Turkey every day.

  • Alain

    Nor does Turkey belong in NATO.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    “Christoph Strasser has been shot! Round up the usual suspects!” I couldn’t resist that line.

  • Spatchcocked

    I’ve only met one Turk I liked…..to be charitable there must be more….
    Been there a half dozen times years ago…..doubt the culture has changed….very excitable boys……
    And yes as a generally held opinion they envy hate and of course fear Whitey.
    I remember the courtesans were all tubs of lard…they like em like that….very reasonable fee for their kindnesses though….50 cents US if memory serves.(in Constantinople)….

    The “district” was a few square blocks of rather reduced 19th century mansions…..hundreds and hundreds of devotees to the form divine sauntering about even prowling the hallways…….Order was kept by the Turkish navy….every little stretch there’d be a matleau in his whites with his carbine at the trail….

    Gawd but life is a tawdry tacky shitty place out there beyond western culture.

    Apropos of nothing except the previous sentence I notice yesterday Derbyshire quotes from Amis’ auto bio of him and St Muggs going with Sonia Blair(Eric) for a gang bang …neither was able to consummate the act……poor Sonia.
    This occurred in London not Constantinople….

  • Mannie

    Turkey doesn’t belong in NATO, either.