Bonino said that integration to EU was not assimilation.
Independent Turkey Commission’s Reporter Albert Rohan said that “There are ideas against Turkey’s membership in 5-6 countries in which Turks live. The reason of this is that, these countries learned about the Turks, from the ones living there. Still, the picture in Europe is not that negative. Turkey has a different religion and traditions. But these are not reasons for us to exclude Turkey.”