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.