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Contents FOREWORD

Dr Eleni THEOCHAROUS ................................................................................................. Member of the European Parliament Member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee EU-Turkey of the EP

PREFACE

Dr STEFAN FÜHLE .............................................................................................................. Member of the European Commission Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy

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CHAPTER 1: Turkish Reforms Dr Eleni THEOCHAROUS ◄► Ria OOMEN-RUIJTEN ◄► Aslı TUNÇ ◄►

Dealing with the European Challenges ........... 8 European Parliament Priorities for................... 12 Turkey following the Elections of the 12th of June 2012: the Need for “Uzlaşma” Turkey’s Bumpy Road to Democracy: ............. 15 The Current Issues and Challenges ahead in Freedom of Expression

CHAPTER 2: Turkey’s Economic Situation Ahmet Sedat AYBAR ◄► Reimer BOEGE ◄►

Turkish Economy and Financial ....................... 32 Sector Development The European Budget Post-2013 ....................... 40 and its Effects on EU-Turkey Relations

CHAPTER 3: Power games and Turkish Membership Onur ÖYMEN ◄► Andreas THEOPHANOUS ◄► Yiannos CHARALAMBIDES ◄► Christodoulos K. YIALLOURIDES Afendoulis TH. LANGIDES ◄►

Turkey-EU Relations, Problems ....................... 64 and Prospects European Integration and the ........................... 71 Turkish Dilemma Turkish Accession to the EU: ............................ 81 The “Piranha’s” Threat and the German “Ghost Turkish External Orientation............................. 93 and Political Culture

CHAPTER 4: Turkey in the International System Yaşar YAKIŞ ◄► Ioannis KASOULIDES ◄► Maria-Eleni KOPPA ◄► 4

Turkey’s Geopolitical Position and .................. 104 its Role as an Energy Corridor EU in the International Arena and ................... 130 the Role of Turkey Turkey: a ‘Strategic Partner’ or ......................... 137 a ‘Regional Power’

Turkey on the European Doorstep  

A Publication based on the International Conference organised at the European Parliament/Brussels by Dr. ELENI THEOCHAROUS, Member of the Eu...

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