Unfortunately, these things are in broad strokes. There is a battle going on WITHIN Islamic nations: reform, or revert to fundamentalism -- with a lot of people not really sure which is better. Every thing that a "modern" nation does to hurt Muslims will be an argument against reform, and an argument for fundamentalism. Everything that a "modern" nation does to help otherwise Muslim countries will be an argument against fundamentalism, and for reform. A reform movement has always existed in Muslim countries, but it is constantly stunted by one thing or another. You're probably right, though -- it's too soon to let Turkey into the EU. There's enough crap going on with the EU as is. That said, even if there wasn't, I don't think Turkey has "earned" it yet. But they should dangle the EU as a carrot.