Sorry guys hadn't thought my comment would start up another off topic discussion.
As for Turkey being part of EU, as a "European" with Turkish born parents (don't know how to describe myself, here I'm a Turk, in Turkey I'm Dutch), I don't want to have Turkey being a EU member. I really would vote NO if there was a referendum about it, like most of the citizens of Turkey. Especially with the problems Europe is currently facing, why would they put themselves in chaos? Let Turkey start its own union with other Turkic language speaking countries, with some cooperation with the EU. "Turkey being too sharia-friendly for the EU" is the most bullsh*t reason I have heard so I won't go into this. I had used Alex's comment "Europe needs Turkey more than Turkey needs Europe" also, but a cooperation (not EU membership) could result in a win-win situation.
Buying up all the Greek island in the Aegean Sea would be impossible maybe, but with its economy growing day by day, it can afford to buy some for sure. But will it be a good investment? That's the other side of the story. The Turkish armed forces are already deployed in the south-eastern part of the country for years now due to the Kurdish rebels. Turkey never really had good relations with its neighbors except with Azerbaijan, all due to historic issues (at the times of the Ottoman Empire), Turkey always has invested a lot of money in its armed forces. Instead of looking for trouble with "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" we are looking to peace at home by solving the problems with our neighbors. Although there need to be done so many things before this is achieved, we're benefiting from it already. Although there are still cat/dog fights above the Aegean sea between Turkish and Greek fighters, this isn't because of both countries see each other as enemies, it is because a dispute regarding who "owns" the airspace above the Aegean Sea. Hope this would be solved also very soon, instead of thinking which side to choose if they will fight.