The Independent Commission’s Report on Turkey: Call to Break the Vicious Circle

Chislett, William (2009) The Independent Commission’s Report on Turkey: Call to Break the Vicious Circle. Elcano Newsletter (59). 4 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

The Independent Commission on Turkey –headed by Martti Ahtisaari, a former Finnish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner and including among its members Marcelino Oreja, a former Spanish Foreign Minister and European Commissioner– boldly defends Turkey’s ailing bid to join the EU and rebuffs the stiff opposition to its full membership from the French President Nicolas Sarkozy and some other EU leaders. Spain, which co-sponsors the ‘Alliance of Civilisations’ initiative with Turkey, is an active supporter of the country’s EU membership. Negative comments combined with growing public hesitation about further EU enlargement have deepened resentment in Turkey and slowed the necessary reforms, creating a vicious circle. The Commission urges EU governments to honour their commitments and treat Turkey’s bid in the same way as that of other countries and presses the Islamist government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan to regain the momentum of a golden period of reform between 2000 and 2005, thereby re-establishing the virtuous circle of Turkey-EU convergence.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > ECONOMIC INTEGRATION.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > REGIONAL INTEGRATION.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS > COUNCIL OF EUROPE
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > ETHNIC GROUPS > TURKS.
INFORMATION; DOCUMENTATION > DOCUMENTS > REPORTS
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL PROBLEMS
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 09:51
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1717

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