Monthly Archives: July 2012

Book: “Turkey and the European Union: Domestic Politics, Economic Integration and International Dynamics”

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These papers examine the history behind Turkey’s application for EU membership. The contributors tackle the thorny issues of Cyprus, Turkey’s attitude towards a common defence policy and Turkish parliamentarians’ views on the nation’s relations with the European Union.

Book: “The New Turkey: The Quiet Revolution on the Edge of Europe”

review8Turkey is a country in a state of flux. In the last few years, far-reaching political and economic reforms have swept away much of the old order that ruled the country for so long. Pressure for change has come from ordinary people; it has also been motivated by the dominant issue of Turkish political lifeā€”the long pursuit of membership in the European Union. And yet Turkey remains a mystery to many outsiders, a complex country hard to fathom: secular and Muslim, Western and Eastern, democratic and authoritarian.