. Turkey's prime minister Erdogan is visiting Europe, to press again for EU membership. However, Turkey should NEVER be allowed to join the EU - for many reasons, and not just those regarding Cyprus as is commonly cited. These include: The Sivas massacre Regards the Salman Rushdie incident (the Satanic Verses), the worst demonstrations around the Islamic world were in Turkey! In Sivas, forty Alevi intellectuals and poets - supporters of free speech - gathered to play music and read poetry. And the rabid Islamic Turkish mob burned them all to death. Yes, this is the moderate Turkey that Western politicians want to allow into Europe! The Turkey that burns you to death if you practice free speech and read poetry! The Sivas Massacre: Oppression of Christians This same Turkey still persecutes Christians, to this day. I know two Turks who have privately confessed to being Christian - but they made us swear not to tell anyone. Is this the Turkey we want in Europe? Demographics The population of Turkey has tripled in 30 years. They now have 20 people to man one petrol station, just to soak up the numbers. Can anyone comprehend the demographic flood that would engulf Europe, if Turkey joined the EU? .