The Turks Do Not Want to Hear about the EU at All Now
The Czech news portal iDNES.cz interviewed Sylvia Tiryaki on the EU-Turkey relations. If you speak Czech, check out the interview here.
iDNES.cz: Is there any potential threat that Turkey would go back to Islamism and traditions of the Ottoman Empire?
With respect to the question of religious freedom, a come-back to Ottoman system would not be that bad. It secured a relative religious freedom even when compared to standards of some of the current EU member states. In other words, the system would not only fit Turkey but also many European countries.