These papers examine the history behind Turkey's application for EU membership. The contributors tackle the thorny issues of Cyprus, Turkey's attitude towards a common defence policy and Turkish parliamentarians' views on the nation's relations with the European Union.
Introduction Chronology: Turkey's relations with the EU 1. Domestic Politics, International Norms and Challenges to the State: Turkey-EU relations in the post-Helsinki era 2. Towards a European Security and Defence Policy: With or without Turkey? 3. The Cyprus Obstacle on Turkey's Road to Membership in the European Union 4. The Question of Asylum and Illegal Migration in European Union-Turkish Relations 5. Human Rights, the European Union and the Turkish Accession Process 6. The Intellectual Roots of Anti-European Sentiments in Turkish Politics: The case of radical Turkish nationalism 7. Turkey's Slow EU Candidacy: Insurmountable hurdles to membership or simple Euro-skepticism? 8. Who Wants Full Membership? Characteristics of Turkish public support for EU membership 9. Turkish Parliamentarians' Perspectives on Turkey's Relations with the European Union 10. Implementing the Economic Criteria of EU Membership: How difficult is it for Turkey? Conclusion