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The Turkey Policy Brief Series, published jointly by IPLI and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), offers analytical coverage of Turkey's domestic and international affairs. This series was published between the period of 2012-2014.

Twelfth Edition 2014

Nilgün Arisan Eralp, "The Outlook for EU-Turkey Relations"

In this brief the author assesses the current state of Turkey – EU relations over fifty years after the signing of the Ankara agreement of 1963 which established the legal basis for Turkey’s relations with the EU. In particular, the author analyses the status of Turkey’s EU accession negotiations from both a Turkish and EU perspective. Outlining both positive recent developments and potential stumbling blocks in Turkey’s bid for accession; the author outlines potential paths for more mutually beneficial engagement.read more...