Turkey-EU Relations

Turkey may consult with its 81 million citizens for EU
Turkey may consult with its 81 million citizens for EU accession process

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at the TRT World Forum, touching upon issues such as reforming the UN, the...

Friday, October 5, 2018

Turkey EU step into a new era
Turkey, EU step into a new era

The normalization of Turkey-EU relations is a development that inspires hope, even as global concerns such as migration,...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Is Nationalism on the Rise in Turkey
Is Nationalism on the Rise in Turkey?

Parties that adopted traditional nationalist discourse lost the elections. One of the biggest losers of the elections was...

Friday, July 6, 2018

The last and next five years in Turkey
The last and next five years in Turkey

Western governments would be wise to take stock of the past five years if they hope to enjoy closer relations with Turkey...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

European expectations for Sunday's elections
European expectations for Sunday's elections

European states have established an anti-Erdogan and anti-AK Party international coalition in the run up to the June 24...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Turkey to secure Visa Liberty during the EU-Turkey Summit in
Turkey to secure Visa Liberty during the EU-Turkey Summit in Varna?

The proposal made by Turkey and the criteria put forward by Brussels will be discussed at the next EU-Turkey summit in...

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Europe must appreciate Turkey's commitment to counterterrorism
Europe must appreciate Turkey's commitment to counterterrorism

Under a new counter-terrorism policy, Turkey is committed to neutralizing national security threats in Syria and Iraq...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Multi-speed EU Cure All Remedy or Dead End
Multi-speed EU: Cure All Remedy or Dead End?

Not only Brexit but the rise of populist movements almost everywhere paired with very vocal desires to have more say at...

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Turkey Germany vow to improve strained ties
Turkey, Germany vow to improve strained ties

Speaking at a joint news conference with Merkel in Berlin, Yildirim called for an intensified dialogue and stronger...

Friday, February 16, 2018

A Divided Europe and Turkey
A Divided Europe and Turkey

Hesitant behavior displayed by European countries with regard to the terror groups that target Turkey illustrates the fact...

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Vatican and beyond Europe's new political issues and Turkey
The Vatican and beyond: Europe's new political issues and Turkey

Pope Francis, who is known for his humanitarian sensitivities, expressed his gratitude to Erdogan for Turkey's...

Friday, February 9, 2018

Erdogan in Vatican and Europe's future
Erdogan in Vatican and Europe's future

The solidarity between the Pope and Erdogan on Jerusalem promises to prevent Europe's isolation and revive the bloc's...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Turkey and EU to get closer in 2018
Turkey and EU to get closer in 2018

Turkey’s permanent representative to the European Union, Faruk Kaymakci, who stated that in an attempt to gain momentum in...

Friday, January 19, 2018

A new page must be turned in Turkish-EU ties but
A new page must be turned in Turkish-EU ties, but how?

It is high time for Turkey and the EU to start a new era in bilateral relations, but this time it needs to be based on...

Friday, January 19, 2018

European views on Turkey divided into two contrary camps
European views on Turkey divided into two contrary camps

Erdogan's visit to France and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's visit to Germany last week revealed that some of these...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ankara's efforts to rejuvenate its European diplomacy
Ankara's efforts to rejuvenate its European diplomacy

Transatlantic cooperation is experiencing its worst crisis since the World War II due to Trump's indifference to Europe,...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Turkey's rapprochement with France Germany
Turkey's rapprochement with France, Germany

Regardless of efforts to contain and isolate Ankara, it is an undeniable fact that Turkey, under the leadership of...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Latest EU spat not about Turkey but new structure of
Latest EU spat not about Turkey but new structure of the bloc

The recent revival of Turkey-EU relations can be interpreted as the uncertainty of the future of Europe following the UK's...

Saturday, September 9, 2017

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