Tuesday, October 02, 2007


I remember clearly the discussions in the late nineties: was Turkey eligible to become a member state of the EU. I lived in Amsterdam by then.
Most people supported the idea to get Turkey 'in'. But it was weird to hear that the Turkish people in the Netherlands warned us, and I am not talking about Kurdish Turks, I am talking about Turkish people from Istanbul, Izmir, and other developed cities. All of them said 'No'.

As I understand, most of them are living a relatively 'happy life' in the Netherlands. And are not eager to migrate to Turkey. Since they have more freedom to express their opinion and life style there than in Turkey.

Please follow the link below:

In fact, the discussion will be on line on:
This is the site of the the Dutch VPRO's Tegenlicht over the documentary of Oct. 8:


Day opening - October 2

Flamenco performance in Barcelona, September 2007.