Third-Country Participation to the European Union's CSDP: Turkey's CSDP Journey through Operations and Missions

Ergün, Şeyda Nur
The European Union has been moving towards strategic autonomy for years, and this effort has recently been more obvious. The EU's most visible actions in "global actorness" are arguably crisis management missions/operations. As an EU candidate for accession and a NATO Ally for over half a century, Turkey has been involved in the shaping of the European security and defense identity and policy. Turkey and the EU have had ups-and-downs in the accession process, and these have reflections on Turkey's interaction with the European Union's Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). This study attempts to develop an understanding on the evolution of Turkey's synergy with CSDP by analyzing her participation/non-participation in EU crisis management missions/operations. In doing so, and by the conviction that this evolution requires more than a "one-size-fits-all" approach to understand, the study calls upon Europeanization and de-Europeanization arguments, Turkey's role in peacekeeping to support these arguments and institutional soft-balancing concept to offer alternative motivations.


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Citation Formats
Ş. N. Ergün, “Third-Country Participation to the European Union’s CSDP: Turkey’s CSDP Journey through Operations and Missions,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.