Global Turkey in Europe. Political, Economic, and Foreign Policy Dimensions of Turkey's Evolving Relationship with the EU

The EU is changing, Turkey too, and - above all - there is systemic change and crisis all round, ranging from economics, the spread of democratic norms and foreign policy. This research paper explores how the EU and Turkey can enhance their cooperation in the political, economic, and foreign policy domains and how they can find a way out of the stalemate EU-Turkey relations have reached with the lack of progress in accession negotiations and the increasing uncertainty over both the future of the European project after the Eurozone crisis and Turkey's role in it.

Some of the essays collected in this volume have been published in the Global Turkey in Europe series (July 2012-March 2013), in the framework of the project "Turkey, Europe and the World", conducted by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in cooperation with Stiftung Mercator e Istanbul Policy Center (IPC).

Roma, Nuova Cultura, May 2013, 303 p.
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List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Introduction, Daniela Huber and Nathalie Tocci, p. 13-16
Executive Summary, p. 17-20

Part I. The Eurozone Crisis and New Dynamics in Turkey's Accession Process

The Eurozone Crisis and New Accession Scenarios
1. Turkey and Europe. A New Perspective, Kemal Derviş, p. 21-30
2. Will Turkey Find its Place in Post-Crisis Europe?, Nathalie Tocci and Dimitar Bechev, p. 31-44
Turkish Relations with Key EU Member States
3. EU-Turkey Relations - A Glimmer of Hope?, Dimitar Bechev, p. 45-47
4. Boosting Negotiations with Turkey - What Can France Do?, Ahmet Insel, p. 49-58
5. The Pivotal Relationship. German Doubts and the Turkish-EU Accession Process, Gerald Knaus and Christian Altfuldisch, p. 59-63
6. Fishing for Gas and More in Cypriot Waters, Michael Emerson, p. 65-83

Part II. Turkey's Domestic Challenges

7. The Changing Structure of Turkey's Trade and Industrial Competitiveness: Implications for the EU, Daniel Gros and Can Selcuki, p. 85-101
8. EU-Turkey Relations and the Stagnation of Turkish Democracy, Senem Aydın-Düzgit and E. Fuat Keyman, p. 103-164
9. Presidentialism vs. Parliamentarism in Turkey, Ergun Özbudun, p. 165-170
10. Does the EU Still Have Leverage on Questions of Freedom of Expression in Turkey?, Michael Leigh, p. 171-173
The Kurdish Question
11. To Europe and Back: The Three Decades of Kurdish Struggle in Turkey, Dilek Kurban, p. 175-186
12. Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds. There Goes the Neighborhood, Piotr Zalewski, p. 187-193

Part III. The Arab Spring and Foreign Policy Cooperation

The Transformation of the Mediterranean Region and Perspectives for Turkish and EU Neighborhood Policies
13. The EU, Turkey, and the Arab Spring: Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Integration, Kemal Kirişci, p. 195-220
14. Unfinished Transitions: Challenges and Opportunities of the EU's and Turkey's Responses to the "Arab Spring", Emiliano Alessandri and Meliha Benli Altunışik, p. 221-246
15. Making Sense of Turkish-EU Relations in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring, Bülent Aras, p. 247-257
Common Foreign Policy Challenges in Three Strategic States
16. Turkey, Syria, and the Western Strategic Imperative, Ian O. Lesser, p. 259-262
17. Turkish-Israeli Relations in a Changing Strategic Environment, Daniela Huber, p. 263-269
18. A Tale of Wasted Opportunities: The EU, Turkey, and Iran's Nuclear Issue, Riccardo Alcaro, p. 271-274

Transforming Turkey-EU Relations: Ground for Hope, E. Fuat Keyman and Senem Aydın-Düzgit, p. 275-282
References, p. 283-303

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