EU-Turkey relations: Can they warm up despite political differences?

Source:Brussels Times Date:06Dec2023

Interesting. From the perspective of Turkey, relatively low-cost  prior conditions  for a new and expanded  Customs Union.   The facts leading to the Commission’s assessment still hold as it

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Joint press release on EU-Türkiye High Level Dialogue on Migration and Security

Source:EU enlargement official website Date:24Nov2023

For the record…   On 23 November, the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson and the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Türkiye Ali Yerlikaya met in Brussels for the

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Sinan Ulgen: Europe needs a new framework for Turkey

Source:Financial Times Date:20Nov2023

The writer is the director of the Istanbul-based Edam think-tank and a senior fellow at Carnegie Europe     Sinan Ulgen finds a way to square the circle, seperate  accession from a new

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The EU and Turkey need each other

Source:The Strategist Date:21Oct2023

A reasonable proposal, which alas has no chance to get off the ground   Fortunately, Europe can pluck some low-hanging diplomatic fruit. Most obvious is the modernisation of the EU–Turkey

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European Parliament Report Slams Turkey on Russia Ties

Source:Greek Reporter Date:17Sep2023

This report compelled Erdogan to state that relations with EU “will be ended” if necessary.    I think it is the paragraph below which angered him   The report takes a critical

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EU urged to seek ‘constructive engagement’ with Turkey

Source:Financial Times Date:21Jul2023

Some promising winks from EU about a thaw. Erdogan will take even crumbs     Progress on both visa liberalisation and Turkey’s participation in the bloc’s customs union is possible,

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Turkey: persistently further from EU values and standards

Source:Official website of EP Date:11Jun2022

Without clear and significant progress on EU-related reforms, Parliament cannot envisage resuming accession negotiations with Turkey, warned MEPs on Tuesday. In a report adopted on Tuesday by 448

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Can Turkey’s Prickly Relationship with the EU Be Repaired?

Source:Carnegie Europe Date:08Nov2019

Marc Pierini writes:   Given Turkey’s current domestic politics, it is doubtful that its leadership will heed any of the EU’s requests on rule of law, economic governance, or foreign policy.

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The EU’s relationship with Turkey is failing

Source:the Economist Date:26Jul2019

That might mean threatening greatly increased sanctions, perhaps modelled on those levied against Russia and targeting Mr Erdogan’s allies, as proof of European seriousness. Sanctions relief

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Europe Must Re-Engage With Turkey Now

Source:Bloomberg Date:23Jul2019

A very thoughtfull and potentially mutually productive idea for EU and Turkey from Bloomberg:  Parameters of re-engagement with a wayward Turkey.   And yet Turkey remains firmly attached to

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