Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
The Copenhagen Summit: The Lithmus Test for Turkish Candidacy, Fall 2002Thursday, December 5, 2002
  Turkey has expressed its political will to become a member of the EU many times during this long and sometimes uncertain path. The Turkish parliament recently adopted a landmark legislation and demonstrated its political will and resolve to...
Internal Communication Strategy and its Implementation, Fall 2002Thursday, December 5, 2002
Information and public support gain special importance in the context of the integration process of East-Central European countries. These considerations led the governments of the candidate countries to such a conclusion that in addition to the...
Turkey's Potential Contribution to the EU, Fall 2002Thursday, December 5, 2002
This article seeks to examine Turkey’s potential contribution to the EU in three broad areas: political/ security, economic, and social. Within the scope of political gains, it is argued that Turkey’s membership will enhance EU’s...
Seeking Monetary Fixes for Real Troubles: Should Turkey Adopt the EU?, Fall 2002Thursday, December 5, 2002
The trilogy of high fiscal deficits, a weak currency and an open capital account lied at the heart of Turkey’s boom-bust cycles in the past decade. Now that the acute phase of the last crisis is over, and most of the dirty work related to one-off...
The European Parliament and the Accession of Turkey to the European Union, Fall 2002Thursday, December 5, 2002
  With the signing of the accession partnership at the Nice Summit on 7 December 2000 the approximation process between Turkey and the EU reached a new phase. Turkey and its status is an important issue for many members of the European...
Human Rights Factor in Turkey-EU Relations, Fall 2002Thursday, December 5, 2002
On the eve of the EU Copenhagen Summit, human rights seem to be playing the key role in determining Turkey’s relationship with the European Union. One can argue that this issue only confirms a historical trend. Over the past 200 years of...
A Turkish View on the European Convention of the Future of the EU, Fall 2002Thursday, December 5, 2002
European Integration, which is, so far, a success story both in its achievements and its uniqueness as a political entity, stands at a historical turning point on the verge of the 21st century. The prospects of enlargement and further integration...
The Day after Copenhagen: Is Turkey Ready for Accession Negotiations?, Fall 2002Thursday, December 5, 2002
It is safe to say that within the last two years, Turkey has taken significant steps towards alignment with the acquis. In addition to economic reforms, new legislation has been adopted in almost all areas. If and when a date is given for accession...
Turkey's Democratization and the European Union, Fall 2002Thursday, December 5, 2002
The 26 November 1983 elections which ended the military administration did not ensure the swift return to democracy. Those who gained the right to rule the country after 26 November and the following general elections didn’t engage in the path...
Turkey's Relations with the European Union, Fall 2002Thursday, December 5, 2002
In October 1999 the European Commission recommended  that Turkey should be considered a candidate country for EU membership, but without opening negotiations at that stage. The announcement of Turkey's candidacy resonated differently on the...
Integrationist Approach to Security and the New Securıty Role of the European Union, Fall 2002Thursday, December 5, 2002
  The end of cold war influenced the security environment of Europe. Today the concept of security is defined wider than before and as such an important debate is now under way in international security theories. Integrationist approach to security...
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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