Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

In the European Union, negotiation is a built-in and indispensable dimension of the decision-making process. There are written rules, unique moves, clearly defined targets and sometimes unexpected results. As for the ongoing negotiations of membership between the EU and Turkey, lack of political leadership and strategic vision on both sides have led the negotiations to become a bit of an enigma, rather than an end-game.

 

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Kader Sevinç
Kader Sevinç
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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