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EU-Turkey relations and the stagnation of Turkish democracy 4 décembre 2012

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GTE Working Paper (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 2, 4 Dec 2012, 24 p.

by Senem Aydın-Düzgit & E. Fuat Keyman *

The current stagnation of Turkish democracy goes hand in hand with the current impasse in EU-Turkey relations. A combination of domestic factors with a loss of credibility of EU conditionality led to a situation in which political reform is substantially stalled and in cases where it is realised, it is mostly conducted to serve the interests of the ruling political elite and with no real reference to the EU. (suite…)

Turkey and the Gulf Dialogue in the Middle East 4 décembre 2012

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The Foreign Policy Programme (TESEV) December 4, 2012

Şaban Kardaş *

In his article “Turkey and the Gulf Dialogue in the Middle East” Şaban Kardaş reflects on the enhancement of the Turkey- Gulf relationship, arguing that both sides have overlapping interests in deepening economic and trade connections as well as in achieving a more equitable settlement to regional disputes. (suite…)