Modernized, not Westernized. Somebody should finally explain how could Turkish membership give the EU any positive influence in the Middle East. In fact, EU would be dragged into Turkish internal and external conflicts with Kurds and other Turkish neighbours. Also, Turkey doesn't have exactly good relations with the Arab countries, so the Turkish membership could do us more harm than good here. EU has to expand its influence in the Middle East, but not this way. Should we accept Vietnam to get more influence in South-East Asia too?