This book was published in 2003.The book presents an analysis of the development of the European Union's policy towards Turkey from a comparative perspective and compares the EU's approach to the issues in the EU-Turkey relationship. However, the literature on EU-Turkey relations is excessively rigid, antiquated and opinionated, reflecting the stylized version of the official approaches to issues between the two. With this in mind, the primary objective of this study is to contribute to the literature by using a comparative approach to analyse these relations. Human rights, the Greco-Turkish dispute and the security considerations of both parties are chosen as specific policy issues. Moreover, the book adopts a new approach and covers several of the key topics in the EU enlargement debate. Finally, it explores the question as to whether the EU's containment policy will be sustainable in the long term and examines possible scenarios for both parties.