Since Turkey’s EU accession has arguably come to a halt with the freezing of several negotiation chapters in 2005, Turkey and the European Union have been through many internal and global crises. As a result of these crises, while the priorities of both parties have changed, EU–Turkey relations advance still at a snail’s pace rather than totally breaking down. EU/Turkey Relations in the Shadows of Crisis: A Break-Up or Revival? aims to challenge the future of the relations between the European Union and Turkey by discussing the impact of the crises on not only the parties involved but also on their relations by displaying both imperfections in the EU/Turkey association and the future cooperation/accession alternatives between the European Union and Turkey.
A. Asli Bilgin is associate professor in the department of international law in the Law School at Çukurova University.
Chapter 1: Turkey and the European Union: A Vicious Cycle of Ebbs and Flows
Aslı Emine Çomu
Chapter 2: EU-Turkey Association Law and its Status in the EU Legal Order
Chapter 3: Revisiting Turkey-EU Association Law: Rights of the Economically Active in Times of Crisis
Chapter 4: The Future of Economic Ties Between Turkey and the EU
H. Mahir Fisunoğlu
Chapter 5: The Future of European Union Enlargement Policy: Turkey is ‘IN or OUT’?
Chapter 6: Europeanisation and De-Europeanisation in Turkey: An Overview
Chapter 7: From “Gender Equality” to “Gender Justice”: De-Europeanization of Gender Equality Policies in Turkey
Marella Bodur Ün
Chapter 8: Turkey and the EU’s Security and Defence Policy in Turbulent Times
Tuğçe Kelleci and Fatmanur Kaçar Aşcı
Chapter 9: ‘Refuge Crisis’ in the context of EU-Turkey Relations
Gizem Akşit Ergen and Fulya Memişoğlu
Chapter 10: EU-Turkey Relations in the context of Human Rights and Democratization: From the Perspective of Migration Dilemma
Chapter 11: Europe is a State of Mind and Heart: Identity in Turkey-EU Relations
Chapter 12: Far-Right Populism in the EU and Turkey’s ‘otherness’ during 2015 Refugee Crisis
Ayşe Duygu Tanrıverdi
Chapter 13: An Environmental Perspective on Turkey-EU Relations
Rana İzci Connelly
Chapter 14: EU-Turkey Relations: A Break Up or a Revival in the Shadow of Crises?
A. Aslı Bilgin
“A. Aslı Bilgin’s book takes the reader along the tortuous road of Turkey’s European journey, a road riddled with political, economic, and legal bumps that have shaped and continue to affect the EU–Turkey relationship to this day. It is a must-read for all those with an interest in what is undoubtedly one of, if not the most, important relationships in the wider European space.”
Turkey has been through a radical transformation process since the early 2000s. This transformation has had its ups and downs. In the first five years, we have seen a virtuous cycle of developments Turning Turkey into a democratic, economically prosperous and emerging power with her strong commitment to the European integration. Paradoxically, the relations between the two sides have chnaged due to many reasons such as the Merkel effect, the Sarkozy effect, the global financial crisis and others. This book eloquently elaborates the relations between the two sides since the enactment of the association agreement. The book delves into several different fields such as security, migration, mobility, economics, trade, populism and environment. This edited volüme deserves a great welcome to the field of Turkey-E.U. Relations and European Studies with its interdisciplinary perspective.