Nice post, after all (Proto)Kemalists were heavily involved in the massacres of the Kurds and armenians, one of the reasons you can't speak about it 'til today. Not to mind the are generally not the nice kind of nationalist. Sister of my (turkish) ex-gf:"Kurds aren't humans, the are monsters and should all be put down." She's not alone with this idea, far from it. Not to mention that the one and most important reason against the membership is simply economics. We can't pay for Turkey, the current burden in intra-EU development funding is high enough.