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EUROPE: BETWEEN HOPE AND DISILLUSION
For the fourth weekend in a row, Kiev’s Independence Square has become the main scenario for protests against the Ukrainian government’s decision to waive the signing of an association and free trade agreement withRead More »
50 YEARS OF EU-TURKEY RELATIONS: TALK THE TALK AND WALK THE WALK
12th September 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ankara Agreement, signed in 1963 in Ankara, hence its name. The agreement established an association between Turkey and the then European Economic Community (EEC) signalingRead More »
EU-TURKEY RELATIONS AFTER GEZİ: ANOTHER HALT OR AN INCENTIVE TO REVIVE TURKEY’S MORIBUND ACCESSION PROCESS?
In my previous article I was to a certain extent optimistic over a positive breakthrough in EU-Turkey relations in 2013. However, the way Prime Minister Erdoğan and the AKP members (with a few exceptions)Read More »
2013: A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO REBUILD EU-TURKEY RELATIONS?
Turkey has been knocking on Europe’s door for more than 50 years now. Turkey’s accession to the European Union (EU) is known to be the longest and most tortuous process of EU membership negotiations.Read More »
EU PROGRESS REPORT ON TURKEY 2012
2012 Progress Report on Turkey European Parliament resolution of 18 April 2013 on the 2012 Progress Report on Turkey (2012/2870 (RSP)) The European Parliament, – having regard to the Commission’s 2012 Progress Report onRead More »
TURKISH AND BULGARIAN ACCESSION TO EUROPEAN UNION IN COMPARISON
Introduction In this paper, I will examine Turkey’s on-going accession process and Bulgarian accession process to EU, which was finalized with full Bulgarian membership to EU in 1 January 2007. In order to makeRead More »
THE TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY IN JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT PARTY ERA AND THE “AXIS SHIFT” DEBATE
Abstract: Turkish foreign policy has gone through important changes since its establishment due to changing internal and international conditions. Even though its major orientation remained the same as well as its basic principles, theRead More »