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EU-Turkey relations [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski

Turkey’s ruling AKP party won the 7 June parliamentary election, but lost its majority in the house, opening the way for talks on a coalition government and plunging the country into uncertainty. The vote ended more than a decade of single-party rule in the EU candidate country and dealt a blow to President Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitions for a more powerful executive role. It is expected to have many implications, including on EU-Turkey relations.

This note offers links to commentaries, studies and reports from major international think tanks on recent developments in Turkey, and the relations between the EU and Turkey. 


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Turkey’s parliamentary elections: the vote and beyond  Atlantic Council, 10 June 2015

A first assessment of Turkey’s post-election political landscape

European Policy Centre (EPC), 9 June 2015

L’affaiblissement de l’AKP est-il synonyme d’instabilité politique en Turquie?

Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS), 9 June 2015

The end of Pax Erdogan  German Marshall Fund, 9 June 2015

‘One minute, President!’ Turks voted for normalization of Turkish politics

Polish Institute of International Relations, 8 June 2015

A pivotal moment for Turkey’s future  European Policy Centre (EPC), 3 June 2015

Turkey’s game-changing election  Carnegie Europe, 29 May 2015

The Turkey-EU customs union at 20: Time for a facelift  Brookings Institution, 16 March 2015

European economic integration is the key to Turkey’s past and future

Brookings Institution, 11 March 2015

Quelle politique adopter vis-à-vis de la Turquie ?

Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS), 9 January 2015

Russia, Turkey and the vision of greater Europe

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), 15 January 2015


Reverting structural reforms in Turkey: towards an illiberal economic governance?

Instituto Affari Internazionali, May 2015

Between appeasement and rivalry: Turkey and Russia and their neighborhoods

Instituto Affari Internazionali, May 2015

Alone in virtue. The ‘new Turkish’ ideology in Turkey’s foreign policy

Centre for Eastern Studies, 27 April 2015

Illusions versus reality: Turkey’s approach to the Middle East and North Africa

Fride, 15 April 2015

Turkey Navigates between East and West, Shiites and Sunnis

International Relations and Security Network, 10 April 2015

Turkish Stream and its implications for the EU  Egmont, March 2015

The uncertain path of the ‘New Turkey’

Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale, 11 March 2015

Turkey under the AKP: a critical evaluation from the perspective of Turkey’s EU negotiations

Finnish Institute for International Relation, 9 February 2015

Time for realism: the need to refocus Turkish-Western cooperation

General Marshall Fund, 28 January 2015

Turkey, EU and a changing world  Friends of Europe, January 2015

Turkey’s unconsolidated democracy: the nexus between democratisation and majoritarianism in Turkey  Stiftung Mercator, January 2015

A Moment of Opportunity in the EU-Turkey relationship  Carnegie Europe, 10 December 2014

Introduction : le moment kurde  Institut Français des Relations Internationales, December 2014

Erdogan’s ‘New Turkey‘  German Institute for International and Security Affairs, October 2014

La Turquie, l’OTAN et l’Occident | Une mise en perspective historique et géopolitique

Institut Thomas Moore, 2 October 2014

Europe as an Agent of Change

German Institute for International and Security Affairs, October 2014

EU-Turkey relations: turning vicious circles into virtuous ones

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), 26 March 2014

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