Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

The Schuman Declaration of 1950 made one thing clear: “Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single, general plan. It will be built through concrete achievements, which will create first a de facto solidarity.” Since then, the “European Project” has been expanding beyond its initial expectations. Still, Europe lacks a clear sense of identity and its borders have never been defined. When it comes to enlargement, which has been part of the European Project’s goals, no question is more challenging than that of Turkey’s accession to the EU. In this article, the two main points of view regarding Turkey’s accession are examined, and a “third way” is proposed as a more realistic path for Turkey-EU relations.
 
 
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Francesco Bongiovanni
Francesco Bongiovanni
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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