Turkey-EU Relations: Practitioner Views and Political Time

Steve Wood*

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Almost since negotiations proper began in 2005, a protracted cessation of progress in Turkey's accession to the EU heightened tensions in bilateral relations. Though formally directed by the acquis communautaire, institutional and diplomatic practitioners are constrained by pressures emanating from member states and Turkey. Political time exacerbates these pressures via multiple vectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-41
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Contemporary European Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016


  • European Union
  • Turkey
  • accession negotiations
  • political time
  • practitioner observations


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