Turkey: A Vicious Cycle of Euroscepticism?

Düzgit, Senem
Şenyuva, Özgehan
Relations between Turkey and the European Union (EU) are currently facing an impasse. After a long period of stagnation, accession negotiations, which began in 2005, are now de facto frozen. Recent public opinion polls in Europe record an all-time low popularity of Turkish membership across the European public, whereas the European political elite has long dropped the discourse on Turkish accession in favour of a “strategic partnership” with Turkey. A similar picture is also observed in Turkey, with growing rates of public Euroscepticism and a widespread Eurosceptic discourse particularly prevalent across the government actors.


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Citation Formats
S. Düzgit and Ö. Şenyuva, Turkey: A Vicious Cycle of Euroscepticism? 2021, p. 162.