Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The article aims to provide an analysis of the current state of the European Union’s relations with the Mediterranean from a political economy perspective, and elaborates on the implications of the “Arab Spring” for the future of the European Union. After a brief history of the failure of the Barcelona Process, the first section discusses the main reasons why the political transformation in the southern Mediterranean presents a historical opportunity for the European Union to secure a stable future. The second section outlines the most immediate remedies for the recovery of Euro-Mediterranean relations.

 
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Aylin Yardımcı
Aylin Yardımcı
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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