Interviewee:    Even with the modest little fix.  Will we be at that point so close to a Cypress settlement that the EU will find a way to finesse that?  And hopes that they can put it into a package with the Cypress settlement and resolve the whole issue?  So, if we can do those things, if we can reach an understanding about perhaps an enlarged Turkish role in European defense policy, which is of great interest to United States, particularly this year as NATO rights and new strategic concept and thinks about its relationship with the EU.  If we can do those things, then I think the public will start to shift a little bit.

Interviewer:    Uh-hmm.

Interviewee:    I think we will see, once you begin the march of negotiations in the chapters, things just kind of chug along.  Right now, though what we’re seeing is inability to chug along.

Interviewer:    Uh-uh.

Interviewee:    If I can go back to my derailment…

Interviewer:    Right.

Interviewee:    …the train keeps picking up new chapters, but it can’t actually progress pass any of them.  So, it’s not really going forward.

Interviewer:    Uh-hmm.

Interviewee:    It’s stuck.  If we can get it moving, then it becomes a project that the EU and Turkey can do together.  If it’s not moving, then it just becomes a place where people can accuse each other of not living up to agreements, of bad fate, etc, out of frustration if nothing else.  So the question is to get over this hump, start the negotiations on chapters, get the process moving.

Interviewer:    Excellent.  Thank you for your keen insight.  We’ll now open the forum for question and answer.  [IB]

Audience 1:    [IB] of the Rumi Forum.  The intention in Turkey side is generally because of the response from the European Union, why don’t they clearly say ‘no’ Turkey.

Audience 1:    It’s very important from Turkey side.