What next for Turkey-German-EU Relations?

Over the last few months German-Turkish relations have reached an all-time low. Hopes that relations could improve after German federal elections on 24th September seem little more than wishful thinking. Serious damage has been done and it won’t be easily repaired. The situation has been further complicated by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel’s CDU getting its […]

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EU Hands the Ball Back to Turkey

The outcome of Turkey’s 16 April constitutional referendum ushers in the most radical transformation of the country since Mustafa Kemal Atatürk founded the Republic in 1923.  It consolidated and extended the powers that Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had already de facto acquired. On 2 May Erdogan returned to the ruling Justice and Development Party […]

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No Quick Fix for Turkey-EU Relations

Over the last few years, Turkey-EU relations have been plagued by animosity as a result of the destruction of Turkey’s EU accession process and increased EU criticism over democratic backtracking in the country. However, the seriousness of the current situation is unprecedented. The latest escalation in relations came about as a consequence of the European […]

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