These papers examine the history behind Turkey's application for EU membership. The contributors tackle the thorny issues of Cyprus, Turkey's attitude towards a common defence policy and Turkish parliamentarians' views on the nation's relations with the European Union.

chapter 1|3 pages


ByAli Çarko Lu Barry Rubin

chapter 2|4 pages

Chronology: Turkey's Relations with the EU*

ByÖzgül Erdemli

chapter 4|20 pages

Towards a European Security and Defense Policy

With or Without Turkey?

chapter 8|20 pages

Intellectual Roots of Anti-European Sentiments in Turkish Politics

The Case of Radical Turkish Nationalism
ByNergis Canefe, Tanil Bora

chapter 9|21 pages

Turkey's Slow EU Candidacy

Insurmountable Hurdles to Membership or Simple Euro-skepticism?
ByGamze Avci

chapter 11|23 pages

Turkish Parliamentarians' Perspectives on Turkey's Relations with the European Union

ByLauren M. McLaren, Meltem Müftüler-Baç

chapter 12|24 pages

Implementing the Economic Criteria of EU Membership

How Difficult is it for Turkey?
ByMine Eder

chapter 13|7 pages


ByAli Çarko Lu