An Account of the First Ten Years of the Turkey-European Union Negotiations (2005-2015)

Erhan C., AKDEMİR E.

BILIG, vol.78, no.78, pp.7-35, 2016 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 78
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-35
  • Keywords: Turkey - European Union, Negotiations, Membership Process, Expansion, Progress Report
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This article examines the first 10 years (2005 - 2015) of the membership negotiations between Turkey and the European Union. The main reason for examining this period is that it covers the initial negotiations and the most recent period of the possible membership of Turkey in the EU. This article includes a brief history of the negotiations, the decision to initiate the negotiations, and the initial negotiations. In addition, the pace of the negotiations are evaluated and the future of the negotiations are predicted based on the assessment of the current stage in the negotiations. In this context, European Union progress reports will also be analysed in depth.