Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

With the signing of the accession partnership at the Nice Summit on 7 December 2000 the approximation process between Turkey and the EU reached a new phase. Turkey and its status is an important issue for many members of the European Parliament (EP). It should be kept in mind that the EP is an important forum in the debate of Turkey’s membership to the EU. Yet there are diverging views among the members of the EP on Turkey’s membership. The conservatives are rather sceptical of the prospect of Turkish accession. The Convention is a great opportunity for Turkey for contributing to the discussions in a constructive manner and to enrich the discourse.
 
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Ozan Ceyhun
Ozan Ceyhun
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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