"The European Union's invitation to Turkey last week to open negotiations for membership is truly momentous. No, this isn't hyperbole. If anything, it's an understatement.
After more than four decades of hemming and hawing about what to do regarding Turkey, the EU has finally decided to take the plunge. The path ahead isn't likely to be short, much less simple. Many things can still happen that could complicate, even derail, the process, but a threshold has been crossed, and there's really no going back.
Letter from Turkey by David Harris AJC Executive Director