Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: The EU’s Internal Dynamics

Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2007) Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: The EU’s Internal Dynamics. (Accepted/In Press)

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The relations between Turkey and the EU entered a new phrase on October 3, 2005 with the opening of Turkey’s accession negotiations. This paper proposes that the specific juncture that European integration finds itself in and the perceptions of Turkey’s fit into Europe are the main variables around which member states’ preferences and the European public’s position on the Turkish accession are shaped. This is different than arguing that Turkey’s adoption of the EU acquis would determine its accession. Turkey’s adoption of the EU acquis/criteria is necessary but not sufficient on its own, as other factors will shape Turkey’s accession. These factors are the convergence of member states’ interests, the public approval and the EU’s internal dynamics. This paper concludes by arguing that the interplay of the utilitarian concerns, the ideational factors and the EU’s internal dynamics is the key to understand the conditions under which Turkey’s accession talks will proceed.
Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Meltem Müftüler-Baç
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2008 08:23
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 12:11
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/8431

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