Turkey into the EU?

EUobserver.com:
"Bush urges EU membership for Turkey"

Why does G.W. always have to say what other states have to do?

He states, that Turkey meets all requirements for a membership in the EU, but of course he always thinks of himself. Trying to be friendly to Turkey just before he needs their good will for the NATO.

But perhaps he also has not so obvious interests: the EU is currently quite busy calming down from the recent expansion and is itself not ready to integrate another state of the size of Turkey.

Perhaps he hopes that the EU destabilizes itself with Turkey, giving the US back some of the influence in the world market and politics it had to give to the EU...

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