Turkish Public Opinion and European Union Membership The state of The Art in Public Opinion Studies in Turkey

This article presents the findings of a survey of the data collected on Turkish Public opinion and Turkey’s bid for European Union membership from late 1990s until 2004. The aim of the study is to present the state of the art in public opinion studies in Turkey by looking at different sectors, namely academics, international and private research. In this essay it is argued that the collection of qualified data on Turkish public opinion and EU, and the study of Turkish public opinion is very disregarded compared with the studies of other aspects of Turkey-EU relations


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Ö. Şenyuva, “Turkish Public Opinion and European Union Membership The state of The Art in Public Opinion Studies in Turkey,” Perceptions, pp. 19–32, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/75085.