The Turkish economy is growing, together with the country's influence in the Balkans, Northern Africa and the Middle East. The recent protests, however, are highlighting issues which in Turkish society remain unresolved: the level of democracy, the freedom of the press and the distribution of wealth. An EU candidate since 1999, Turkey is still waiting. Enlargement fatigue, the scepticism of some EU countries, and fear of its 80 million of inhabitants, the vast majority Muslims, are keeping her on the waiting line. But does Turkey really belong in the European Union?
Does Turkey belong in the European Union?ita