The EU has voted against Turkey becoming a member state

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As anticipated, the European Parliament has voted to suspend the process of Turkey entering the EU. Although the ballot is not binding, it nevertheless plays a role of gaging the current status of international relations. The Prime Minister of Turkey has reacted to this, declaring that joining EU is not as important for them as it may seem.

In 2005, the European Union introduced the European Neighbourhood Policy: a program to establish a so-called area of friendly nations, which explains why EU officials have actively supported “revolutions”. It’s hard to say whether the creation of a “fire zone” was a short-sighted policy or not, but the fact remains that the EU neighbouring states are already floating in troubled waters.