Denis MacShane, deputado britânico pelo Labour e antigo ministro para a Europa, questiona a atitude da União Europeia face à Turquia, num artigo publicado no Finantial Times:

Europe is doing its level best to tell Turkey it is no longer wanted as part of the European Union. It is a high-risk game with little to gain and a great deal to lose. How much longer will this secular, democratic, Muslim country look westwards to a European future, instead of turning east?