TEPSA Brief: “Economic Flows between the EU and Turkey: A Dynamic Perspective on Conflictual Cooperation”, Erkan Erdil and Ibrahim Semih Akçomak

TEPSA is happy to present its new policy brief “Economic Flows between the EU and Turkey: A Dynamic Perspective on Conflictual Cooperation” written by Erkan Erdil, researcher at the Middle East Technical University (METU), and Ibrahim Semih Akçomak, researcher at METU.

Abstract
This TEPSA brief summarises the results of the economics work package of the H2020 FEUTURE project on the future of EU-Turkey relations. This analysis has been conducted in three areas, which are defined as flows that can be seen as economic drivers of EU-Turkey relations. Flows of goods and services, flows of finance, and flows of knowledge are analysed mostly in the post-1980 period using quantitative techniques. The political economy discussions are interpreted as indicators that govern the economic relations between the two parties. The results show that, from an economic point of view, cooperation not necessarily leading to convergence is a more likely scenario for the future of EU-Turkey relations.