Turkey and the European Union Research Paper by Suzannah

Turkey and the European Union
This paper explores whether Turkey should be accepted to the European Union.
# 95812 | 2,868 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 | FR

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This paper discusses Turkey's possible entrance into the EU through a brief historical view of the country's political program. The paper also looks at the questions raised concerning any future acceptance as a member state and Turkey's present position in relation to its possible candidacy. The paper considers the significant impacts Turkey's accession would have on the Union, how such an enlargement could be managed and how this would affect the future of the European Union.

Asian or European?
Political Impacts Regarding the Acceptance of Turkey
Turkish Accession and Cyprus
Human Rights, Religious Liberty and Freedom of Speech
Looking Towards Continued Reform and the Future

From the Paper:

"Turkey was officially accepted as a possible candidate for EU membership in December 1999, and in 2002 the European Council stated that if Turkey met the 'Copenhagen' criterion by 2004, it would immediately open negotiations. Since 1999, and in particular since the AKP government's election in 2002, Turkey has introduced radical reforms promoting democratisation, and has made considerable efforts concerning human rights. However, these reforms are still not complete, and there are problems concerning their implementation in many areas, including within the area of human rights. In other words, judicial reform, according to the European Commission, remains insufficient."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • BBC, Online Report, Interview with Interview with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on BBC Sunday AM, 2006. Information retrieved 08/04/2007. <http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/president/pdf/interview_20061015_en.pdf>
  • EuroActiv.com, Online Article, Turkey Accession and Cyprus, 2007. Information retrieved 08/04/2007. < http://www.euractiv.com/en/enlargement/turkey-accession-cyprus/article-135940>
  • Europa, Online Article, Delegation of the European Commission to Turkey, 2007. Information retrieved 04/04/2007. <http://www.deltur.ec.europa.eu/default.asp?lang=1&pId=4&fId=2&prnId=3&hnd=1&ord=2&docId=671&fop=0>
  • FindAticles.com, Turkeys Entry into the EU: Asset or Liability? 2007. Information retrieved 08/04/2007. <findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2242/is_n1592_v273/ai_21187238 - 34k -<
  • Haran Arika, Turkey and the EU: An Awkward Candidate for EU Membership? p.11.2003. Ashgate Publishing (August 2003). ISBN-13: 978-0754634331

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