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Quelques jours avant les élections du 7 juin à Diyarbakır
Quelques jours avant les élections du 7 juin à Diyarbakır

Is Turkey a reliable partner for Europe?

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Between Angela Merkel’s controversial visit in Turkey and harsh criticism from Turkish political class towards European promises, the European diplomatic outlook towards Turkey appears rather compromised in a short-term vision. Still candidate for EU membership, a major ally to envision a long-term stabilization in the Middle East and a key actor to resolve the migrant crisis, Turkey seems weakened by internal flaws and threatened by spreading regional conflicts. After tense legislative elections won by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s party, relations with the European Union do not seem to become less complex. Will the attacks in Paris change the modalities of cooperation?


Dorothée Schmid, Head of the Contemporary Turkey programme at Ifri


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bruxelles@ifri.org, +32 (0)2 238 5110

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