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Conditionality, the EU and Turkey

From Transformation to Retrenchment, 1st Edition

By Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm


208 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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Turkey has been a critical case to study to assess the impact of EU conditionality on non-member states, but has lost its visibility following the debates on the detachment of Turkey from the EU gradually since 2005.

This book studies Turkey–EU relations in the area of foreign policy from 1987 when Turkey applied for full membership and expanding to the present-day retrenchment of Turkey from the EU. It provides a unique perspective in looking to explain the entirety of the EU–Turkey relations during this period, covering both transformation and retrenchment of Turkish foreign policy from the EU requirements. The book further illustrates that the conditionality mechanism is still relevant to study EU–Turkey relations, and when applied systematically, can map both attachment and detachment from the EU. It is also critical to understand how Turkey has distanced itself from the EU gradually and incrementally.

This book is of key interest to scholars and students of EU foreign policy, Turkish foreign policy, conditionality, foreign policy analysis, Turkish–EU relations, the ENP and more broadly to international relations.


"This book provides a fascinating account of the impact of EU conditionality on Turkish foreign policy in the long duree. It is a must read for those working on EU enlargement policy, EU-Turkey relations and Turkish foreign policy." - Senem Aydin-Düzgit, Associate Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University, Turkey.

"Conditionality, the EU and Turkey: From Transformation to Retrenchment presents a fascinating, longitudinal analysis of Turkish foreign policy in the context of EU integration. Starting with Turkey’s application for EU membership, the book identifies the incremental attachment to and detachment from the EU, the power, limits and subtleties of conditionality in the area of foreign policy. Conditionality, the EU and Turkey provides essential reading for students and practitioners with interest in the Europeanisation of Turkey and other non-member states." - Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling, University of Nottingham, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Understanding the Europeanisation of National Foreign Policy in Non-Member States

2. Conditionality, the EU and Non-Member States

3. The Case of Turkey: Framework and Analysis

4. Turkey’s Alignment with the Common Foreign and Security Policy

5. Compliance with the Principle of te Peaceful Settlement of Disputes

6. High-Profile Official Visits

7. Turkey as a Peacemaker: Mediation and Official Development Assistance

8. Discursive Change: Analysis of Foreign Policy Statements

9. Conclusion: Explaining the Europeanisation of Turkish Foreign Policy in Multiple Dimensions

About the Author

Rahime Süleymanoglu-Kürüm is Associate Member at Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research, at the University of Nottingham, UK. She holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham. Her research in international relations include Europeanisation, EU foreign policy, Turkish foreign policy, gender and diplomacy.

About the Series

Critical European Studies

European Studies as a field of academic inquiry is often conflated with European Union Studies. The result is that many significant trends, processes, and events pertaining to Europe as a whole are not given adequate critical analysis. The Critical European Studies Series aims at filling this gap. Critical European Studies will have a strong grounding in many fields of research in its effort to introduce critical analyses to the study of Europe and the EU that shall be rooted in a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives. Approaches based upon historiographical, sociological, linguistic, anthropological, post-colonial, ethnographic, philosophical, post-structuralist, feminist, etc. perspectives are particularly welcome, since these frameworks only receive sporadic attention. Without putting into question the value of specific policy approaches, although individual studies in the series might undertake this task, the Critical European Studies book series attempts to bring together alternative approaches to critical analyses of European politics (including European Union politics), while overcoming disciplinary borders and paradigms. Behind this scholarly enterprise stands an enthusiastic embrace of the project and accomplishments of the European Union, but we perceive the EU and European Union Studies in need to consider many different critical correctives of its political ideas and ideals.

The series is edited by Yannis Stivachtis, Virginia Tech.

Editorial Board

József BOROCZ (Rutgers University, USA) Thomas DIEZ (University of Tuebingen, Germany) Annica KRONSELL (Lund University, Sweden) Timothy W. LUKE (Virginia Tech, USA) Ian MANNERS (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) William OUTHWAITE (Newcastle University, UK) Robert PHILLIPSON (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) Jo SHAW (University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) Gerard TOAL (Virginia Tech, USA) Nathalie TOCCI (Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy) Wilhelm VOSSE (Christian International University, Tokyo, Japan) Mark WEBBER (University of Birmingham, UK) Richard G. WHITMAN (University of Kent, UK) Antje WIENER (University of Hamburg, Germany) Michael WINTLE (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Nikolaos ZAHARIADIS (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA) Jan ZIELONKA (University of Oxford, UK).

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