Turkey and the EU: Looking Beyond the Pessimism

Erhan Icener, David Phinnemore

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    This paper analyses the reasons for frustration and pessimism about Turkey-EU relations. It focuses on the impact of the crisis in Europe, the 2014 EP elections and selection of Jean-Claude Juncker for the Commission President post on Turkey’s EU accession process. Finally, the paper tries to answer how the current pessimism over Turkey-EU relations can be overcome.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)37-46
    Number of pages10
    JournalInsight Turkey
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014


    • European Union
    • Turkey
    • Enlargement
    • Accession negotiations

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)


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