What to do about Turkey´s EU membership bid?

Posted on 31. August 2017 by Doris Manu

doris-manuNearly one year ago, Turkey faced a domestic crisis of international significance, which interrupted the summer holidays of many, including those of the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. While the all too powerful Turkish leader was the only target of the putschists in mid-July 2016, the consequences of the attempted coup affected far more people than anyone could have imagined.

Recent EU-Turkey agenda on Turkey-related political issues

Posted on 17. November 2015 by Sadik Tabar Within the last month, Turkey has been going through a quite arduous and lopsided political period: first German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Istanbul, then snap parliamentary elections, the delayed European Commission Annual Progress Report on Turkey and finally Turkey’s upcoming G-20 presidency. There are two key issues … Continue reading Recent EU-Turkey agenda on Turkey-related political issues

General Elections in Turkey: Where is the EU?

Posted on 29. May 2015 by Efehan Danisman On 7 June 2015 Turkey will hold its 2015 general election to elect the 550 members of the Grand National Assembly. The results will inevitably have an impact on Turkey-EU relations. There are a number of formidable issues standing in the way of Turkey and the EU making … Continue reading General Elections in Turkey: Where is the EU?