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The Turkey-EU deadlock

26 January 2011
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)



Turkey’s EU membership negotiations enter 2011 in dire straits, says Amanda Paul in this commentary. The Turkey-EU-Cyprus triangle, opposition from a number of member states, and Ankara’s growing disillusionment over what it considers to be an insincere EU approach, is proving to be a potent mix which is eroding relations. A vicious circle of blame is becoming increasingly difficult to break and, unless there is a change in approach, accession talks are set to remain in a dangerous deadlock. 

The Turkey-EU deadlock