EU should keep Turkey close and Erdoğan even closer
Cutting off membership talks would play into autocratic Turkish president’s hands.
By Nathalie Tocci and Dimitar Bechev
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina — Turkey used to be a flawed democracy gravitating toward the EU. The road to a full-fledged liberal democracy was long and tortuous, but the direction of travel seemed clear. That is no longer the case.
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