On September 27, in Strasbourg, the euro deputies of Lega Nord, Francesco Enrico Speroni -- head of the delegation of Lega Nord and co-President of the "Europe of Freedom and Democracy" group (EFD) at the European Parliament -- Claudio Morganti, Oreste Rossi and Giancarlo Scottà will debate about the last statements of the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay who said that Ankara will freeze relations with the EU, if Cyprus assumes the presidency of the group of nations in the second half of the year 2012, as already set up by the European politics. At the conference will also participate the Cypriot MEP Theocharous Eleni.
"An interference with the European politics, because according to the Lisbon Treaty the Presidency of the Council of the European Union rotates every six months according to a system that has been decided by the European Council", Mr. Speroni said on the basis of the statements of the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay that has been supported even by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
"While people still debate about the entry of Turkey into the EU - Mr. Morganti added- Ankara shows how far away it is from the European standards of democracy". "The EU should definitively close its doors to the Turkish people that with the entrance in Europe would impose their rules and traditions in our western society".
"Finally, during the conference, we will also speak about the Turkey threats against the Republic of Cyprus to send warships in the Eastern Mediterranean region in order to prevent Cyprus from proceeding with offshore oil and gas drilling in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)", Mr. Rossi and Mr. Scottà said.