A Way Too Far: Analyzing the Dilemma of Turkey to Joining the European Union

Abdullah Yuhannan
2017 Open Journal of Social Sciences  
Turkey has made significant progress step towards EU integration. However, reaching for a full member remains unsuccessful, due to many self-limited dimensions and various arguments against Turkey. The purposes of this study were as follows: 1) to analyze the dilemma of Turkey's EU accession process; and 2) to develop an understanding of the arguments against Turkey membership. This study focuses on various empirical studies and use of both the qualitative and quantitative methods. The result
more » ... thods. The result showed that various arguments surrounding Turkey's projected accession revolve around a series of issues, ranging from the current debates in Turkey's politics and democratic breakdowns, human rights abuses, Turkey's demographic structure, economic dilemma and also, historical and cultural issues. These reasons are all the significant causes that have still been problematic issues for Turkey, to be a complete candidate in EU in nowadays.
doi:10.4236/jss.2017.57011 fatcat:w6wrp6d62vbnvnvlxhhijo366i