1. bookVolume 9 (2019): Issue 1 (June 2019)
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From Eu-phoria to Eu-phobia? Changing Turkish Narratives in Eu–Turkey Relations

Published Online: 30 Jul 2019
Volume & Issue: Volume 9 (2019) - Issue 1 (June 2019)
Page range: 20 - 32
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2674-4619
First Published
18 Jun 2013
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Since the 1999 launch of EU candidate country status, EU–Turkey relations have reached a new level of closer engagement. Across time, the relations demonstrate different levels of engagement and, accordingly, different narratives. Regarding the Turkish narratives of the EU, the EU is framed across time as follows: EU as a democratic anchor; EU as a disappointment; EU as an untrustworthy entity; EU as an enemy. As seen, Turkish narratives demonstrate a trend from EU-phoria to EU-phobia. In the end, it is important that EU–Turkey relations and Turkish narratives on the EU are not immune to domestic developments, especially those shaped by populist politics in the last two decades.

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