Nicolai Sennels reports that Danes are not all that keen on Turkey’s accession to the EU. I’m not sure how Danish opinion differs from that of other EU member states, but I expect opposition is fairly widespread across the EU.
Denmark: 70.5 percent says no to Turkey in EU
by Nicolai Sennels
Turkey has 80 million Muslims and letting them into EU would be suicide. Islamonausea among Danes is clearly widespread — even on the extreme left.
Translated from Altinget.dk “Massive no to Turkey in EU”:
70.5 percent of Danes say no to the idea that Denmark should use the EU presidency to “facilitate negotiations with Turkey with the aim to give Turkey EU membership.” Only 16.7 answered yes. And quite remarkably, there is a majority among all parties’ voters against Denmark’s promotion of negotiations with Ankara.
It is not surprising that only 3 percent of the voters from the Danish People’s Party support Turkish EU membership, while 90 percent are opposed. Or that 79 percent of those who vote for the Liberals oppose.
More noteworthy is that among Social Democratic voters there are nearly three opponents for every supporter of Turkish EU membership (66 percent versus 23). …
Only 21 percent of SF (socialists) voters and 24 percent of the Radicals (green and cultural relativist party) want Denmark to facilitate the way for Turkey, while 36 percent of Enhedslistens (Communists) voters answer yes.
The poll shows strong opposition to EU membership for Turkey in all income groups. Women tend to be more dismissive of Turkey than men.
Nicolai Sennels is a psychologist and the author of “Among Criminal Muslims: A Psychologist’s experiences with the Copenhagen Municipality”.