Two to tango: the unchanging complexity of Turkey-EU relations, Ilke Toygür (Elcano Institute)

Another European Council meeting went by, with no substantial changes regarding Turkey-EU relations. Despite the very high degree of criticism that Turkey has garnered and that its relations with some Member States are at their worst ever, its EU accession framework is still in place and looks like staying that way for some time. The main reason is that there is a mutual acceptance of the status quo, which is a fairly ‘comfortable’ situation for both sides.

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