Europe: It’s Decision Time on Turkey

Efrat Aviv

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Abstract

European countries, concerned about Turkey's swing towards authoritarianism, are not allowing political campaigns by AKP members on their soil, a decision that has rankled the Turkish ruling party. Ankara’s relations with Europe have deteriorated for other reasons as well: the support Europe allegedly gives the PKK, its reluctance to acknowledge the alleged responsibility of FGM for the coup attempt in July 2016, and the refugee deal. As the gaps widen between Turkey and Europe, it might be better for both sides if Europe made up its mind about Turkish admission to the EU.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalBESA Center Perspectives Papers
Volume438
Issue number3
StatePublished - 3 Apr 2017

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