The Evolution of Turkish-EU Relations and an Evaluation of its Future

Hiç Ayşen, Gencer
Turkey's relations with EU (EEC, EC) is analyzed, not from a perspective of chronological listing of events, but from the perspective of determining the changes over time in opinions of major groups and political parties about the full membership of Turkey into the EU. In Turkey, until 1980s, center-right groups and political parties were generally in favor of developing the Turkish-EEC relations, while center-left, as well as radical left and radical right were against it. In the 1990s and
more » ... n the 1990s and 2000s, center-left groups and political parties changed their perspective and also worked effectively for the development of Turkish-EU relations.