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Turkey's European Odyssey 1: A Political Perspective, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
  As the decision of the European Council in December 2004 draws nearer, Turkish Policy Quarterly is delving into the political implications of Turkey’s would-be membership, ranging from how Turkey’s culture or religion will affect...
Turkey's EU Membership: Seeing the Transatlantic Gains, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
As Turkey advances in its process of accession to the EU, the transatlantic relationship is in need of dispelling the ominous discussions –overrated at times – regarding its future. This is a complex task. Yet, Turkey can contribute to this process...
Turkey's European Perspective: The German View, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
The author argues that the German Government has given its unrelenting support for accession negotiations if Turkey meets the Copenhagen political criteria. According to the author both Turkey and the EU are already reaping the benefits of...
Transforming the OSCE, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
The author argues that the evolving international environment of the early twenty first century is producing new threats and challenges to the international community, including the OSCE, such as international terrorism, organized crime and illegal...
What Borders for Europe?, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
The author discusses two opposing visions within the Union regarding the borders of the  European Union. The first vision makes the case based on a geographical and historical identity for Europe. The second vision, however, looks to the...
Visions of Europe, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
The author argues that the “Turkey in the EU” debate is a part of a much broader debate about the future of Europe itself, and calls upon the citizens of the EU as well as the citizens of the candidate countries to engage in this debate.  He...
Turkey's Cultural and Religious Heritage: An Asset to the European Union, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
Noting that the basic principle of Roman law, pacta sunt servanda, is part of the European cultural heritage, the author argues that accession negotiations with Turkey should start as soon as the country meets the Copenhagen political criteria. The...
To Be or Not to Be with Turkey: December 2004 Blues for the EU, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
The decision of the European Council in December 2004 on whether to start accession negotiations with Turkey will mark a historic turning point in Turkey-EU relations. Both sides are now standing at a crossroads contemplating whether to take...
Turkish Immigrants: Their Integration within the EU and Migration to Turkey, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
According to the authors many Europeans believe that if Turkey were to become an EU member state there would be large numbers of Turks immigrating to EU. It is estimated that there are approximately 3.6 million Turkish nationals living abroad of...
Turkey: Bridge or Bridgehead?, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
This article asks whether Turkey’s accession to the EU would create a bridge of understanding between Western Europe and the Islamic world or would Turkey be a bridgehead from which large numbers of Muslims will “invade” western...
The Principle of Fairness in Turkey-EU Relations, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
The authors argue that the EU’s decision about Turkey’s readiness for the full accession negotiations at the end of 2004 will shape the future course of Turkish democracy and modernity as well as the formation of European identity. This...
Turkey's Foreign Policy toward EU Membership: A Security Perspective, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
Turkey’s potential contributions to the EU Common Foreign and Defense Policy (CFSP) will play an important role in the decision which will be made regarding the opening of accession negotiations. Therefore, this article briefly describes the...
The Road to EU Membership: The Role of Turkish Civil Society, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
This essay is a discussion of the involvement of Turkish civil society in the integration process of Turkey to the European Union (EU) and its domestic and international dimensions. The author argues that civil society in Turkey emerged as an...
European Studies in Turkey: Present State and Proposals for the Future, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
European studies in Turkey have gone through intensive development in the  last few years, especially after the Helsinki summit. Today about one third of Turkish universities have started a research or teaching activity connected with the European...
The European Union in the Eyes of Turkish Youth, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
At this critical junction in Turkey-EU relations, it is indeed curious that no one has taken a moment to ask Turkish youth what they think of a modernization project which essentially spans over two centuries. Instead, public debate has been...
The Impact of Turkish Entry in the EU, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
This essay firstly provides a brief overview of the history of Turkey-EU relations and then the most important consequences of an eventual Turkish accession to the EU. Within this framework, 5 pillars are discussed with regard to which the impact of...
Turkey as a Bridgehead and Spearhead: Integrating EU and Turkish Foreign Policy, Fall 2004Sunday, December 5, 2004
This paper starts with the assumption that the EU will decide to open accession negotiations with Turkey at the end of 2004 and in this context it explores the potential for the integration of EU and Turkish foreign, security and defense policies in...
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Fall 2019 issue, published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, titled Populism and the Age of Upheaval, examines the rise of populism and its impact on the international order – from governance issues to the environment to gender ideology. Since 2016, the world has been monitoring and trying to forecast the turnout of a series of events that started with...
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