Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

Against the backdrop of an accession process that has come to a virtual halt, the visa-free travel is the most tangible and visible area that Turkish nationals associate mostly directly with EU membership and seek to reap benefits from.  The visa issue has been at the forefront of Turkey-EU relations and has become highly “politicized” and even “securitized”. It has also assumed a sui generis nature, which falls at odds with EU law, values and the coherence of EU policies.
 
 
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Zeynep Özler
Zeynep Özler
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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