Turkey's Path to the European Union: Open Road or Cul de Sac?

  • 208 Knox Hall, Columbia University 606 West 122nd Street New York, NY, 10027 United States

A talk by David Cuthell, Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University 
and Riccardo Serri, EU Foreign Service and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University 

In October 2005 the Republic of Turkey embarked on Accession Negotiations with the European Union. More than six years on, the process has all but stalled. By contrast, Croatia started negotiations on the same date, and is now slated to join in 2013. For Turkey, much remains to be accomplished and there was no tangible progress last year. This lecture will discuss what went wrong in the process, and whether Turkey is still on the path to joining the EU. 

Co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute and the Blinken European Institute.