Media Briefs

Turkey's Quest for EU Membership

Turkey is the largest and most controversial candidate for membership in the European Union (EU). While Turkey's application draws support from a number of its allies both in Europe and in the United States it also generates fear and opposition at the grass roots level. This brief explains why Turkey's application is so controversial, it sets out who favors and who opposes Turkish accession, and it maps scenarios for how the situation is likely to develop in the near future.

  • Turkey and the EC
  • The 1990s: The Lost Decade
  • Helsinki and Beyond
  • The Negotiating Framework
  • Positions of the Relevant Actors
  • Conclusion: Future Scenarios

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