By Esra LaGro
This quantity presents a radical research of Turkey's accession to the european and contributes to ongoing debates in regards to the destiny courting. it's a hugely dynamic come across and either questions and solutions relating to the accession look continually in flux. The publication presents helpful info at the current and destiny situation.
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Because of what Pridham (2001, p. 66) calls an ‘exaggerated policy inter-linkage’, EU accession became synonymous with and responsible for all the socially painful reforms of the previous decade, at least in the public perception. The scarce financial aid and concessions granted by the EU did little to take away the frustration felt among these segments. Rulikova (2004) argues that the nature of popular Euro-scepticism in the candidate countries differs from the one existing in the old member states, in the sense that it does not concern opposition against the integration project as such, but results directly from the specific preaccession context and how the public perceived it.
Although, in the long term accession benefits both sides of the process, adopting the acquis is costly for the applicants, particularly in the short term. Meanwhile, the EU prefers to absorb substantially reformed or ‘ﬁt’ candidates. , a kind of waiting game unfolds. In this game, the EU effectively applies several strategies, such as delegating the evaluation of applicants to a third objective party (the Commission); compensating the applicants for their reform efforts with assistance through which their benefits ultimately increase albeit 34 What Can Turkey Learn?
In summary, it seems that contemporary relations between Turkey and the EU are anything else but ‘cultural’. Not much in the accession negotiations invite the exploration of cultural issues. Of course, it is common knowledge that Turkey and the EU have previously engaged in cultural encounters continuing the old, seemingly endless, story about Turkey ‘and’ or ‘in’ Europe. Politicians, diplomats and media people on both sides have employed representations of the other that clearly deﬁne the relationship foremost as ‘cultural’.