How to Thaw a Frozen Relationship: 4 Ways to Improve EU-Turkey Ties
Written by @Eubulletin | Thursday, July 27th, 2017
The EU-Turkey relationship has gone through many ups and downs during the last 50 years. While Turkey has become a strategic partner for the EU who is still formally engaged in its accession talks, the developments in the last four years have caused numerous cracks and frictions in the relationship. Since further degradation would, however, be undesirable, both sides should contemplate four ways to improve their relationship both in a short and medium run: revamp the EU-Turkey Customs Union; deepen the partnership on asylum and refugees; materialize key EU programs to support Turkey’s modernization; and pursue dialogues in areas of mutual interest.
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