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Turkey-EU Relations: Past, Present – and Future?

Turkey has been waiting for its accession to the EU for now 30 years. A look into past, present and future of EU-Turkey relations explores the push and pull dynamics of the country's rocky path to EU membership

By Selim Kuneralp

Moving Closer to a Reset ─ Turkey and the EU in 2017

The EU-Turkey relations have been put to test on numerous occasions this year. In the first half of 2017 further political events of importance are to be expected which will set the path for future relations.

By Joost Lagendijk

How to Deal with Post-Coup Turkey?

After the failed coup d'état in July this year the EU has to re-position itself vis à vis post-coup Turkey. Finding a formulation that satisfies the EU and is acceptable to Turkey will not be easy.

By Joost Lagendijk

Managing the refugee crisis: a Greek perspective

Greece as a key migrant entry point needs extra resources to secure the EU’s external border and provide humanitarian assistance. It's vital to manage the burden sharing and secure a pragmatic agreement with Turkey to stem migrant flows and facilitate returns.

By Dr. Thanos Dokos

Turkey’s Foreign Policy after the November Election

Some Turkish analysts and international observers believe the AKP has little reason to change its policies after obtaining a strong mandate from the public. Erdoğan will be uncompromising on Syria and opposed to el-Sissi. 

By Alain Servantie

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