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The European Council took an historical decision on 17 December 2004 to openaccession talks with Turkey on 3 October 2005. This article is an evaluation of themajor developments in Turkey-EU relations between these two significant dates.The author focuses on the debate about Turkey in the EU and the debate about the EU in Turkey separately to understand the general trends for both parties. The Referenda on the European Constitution in France and the Netherlands and federalelections in Germany are pointed out as main arenas where discussions about Turkey are heightened in Europe, while rising Euroskepticism is placed at thecenter of the EU discussion in Turkey...Please click here to read the text in full.

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