Nigel Farage and Michael Gove say Turkey is about to join Europe.
What they don’t say is that it would first need to prove it is a modern European democracy. That means ticking 35 boxes on everything from human rights to the economy. Even then, we or any of the other 27 members could just say no.
Turkey applied to join nearly 30 years ago, in 1987. Since then, it has ticked just one. At this rate, it will join the EU in 986 years. In the year 3002!
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