Changing Parameters in U.S.-German-Turkish Relations

Policy Report 18

The debate over the long-standing Turkish bid for membership in the EU was settled with the December 2004 decision of the European Council to begin accession negotiations in October 2005. While the start of these negotiations is the first step in a process expected to take at least another decade, the issues surrounding that process will reflect the changing parameters of relations across the Atlantic and within the EU…

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