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The resounding rejection of the European Union’s Constitution in France and the Netherlands, its consequences, and Europe’s changing political landscape will have implications for Turkey’s prospects of eventual EU membership and its start of negotiation talks in October. Turkey faces significant domestic challenges as several critical issues remain unresolved. Facing sizeable criticism of nationalist and Islamist fractions, the Turkish government may find little space to maneuver while pursuing further transformation.