Published on November 15th, 2013 | by Flipside0
EU Soc denies membership to Turkish student
EDINBURGH – This week Turkish 3rd year Politics student Acayip Gülünç was again denied membership of the Edinburgh University European Union Society after a unanimous vote by the society’s committee.
Citing Mr. Gülünç’s denial of human right issues in his Newington apartment, his frequent occupation of his Cypriot neighbour’s flat, his regular verbal abuse of Kurdish restaurant owners and his joblessness, the EU Society confirmed yet again that they would not be approving Mr. Gülünç’s second application for membership.
The president of the EU Society, Marko John Supronyuk, today warned that Mr. Gülünc’s membership into the society was neither “a right nor a certainty” and as talks continue, Mr. Supronyuk said that Mr. Gülünç would have to win over sceptical committee members of the society before his entry into the society could be agreed.
“We are not playing games and we are not maneuvering,” said Mr. Supronyuk. “This is about the future of our society’s membership and how we deal with potential candidates”.
“Oh, and he’s also too poor to join us right now,” Mr. Supronyuk was also quoted as saying.
Speaking to Flipside, Mr. Gülünç confessed that he remained hopeful about being admitted into the EU Society in time for his graduation from the University of Edinburgh. “I have straight A’s on my MyEd page and I’ve had multiple unpaid internships with esteemed companies,” he said. “I mean, if a Ukrainian could become president of the EU society, things are looking pretty good for me”.
However, there exists a sizable anti-Gülünç presence among the current membership of the European Union Society and the committee remains less optimistic about Mr. Gülünç’s chances than he himself appears to be. One EU Society official said Mr. Gülünç would have to undergo a “major lifestyle upheaval” in order to fulfil the membership requirements of the society. “Will he succeed? I cannot say,” he said. “I hope for his sake that he does, but I’m frankly not too sure.”
The news of Mr. Gülünç’s failed application arrived at the same time as confirmation from the EU Society that they had welcomed several new Bulgarian, Romanian and Croatian students from both Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University this week.