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Trading Freedom for Stability, Turkey Strengthens EU Ties

Jun 29, 2017 | 10:58 GMT
Under the current deal, Turkey is a member of the European Union Customs Union but has no say over the bloc's trade deals. Both sides have found the agreement lopsided and dysfunctional.

The country is drifting further from the European Union on ideological and political matters. But as Ankara prioritizes the short-term goal of avoiding financial crisis, it will make the decision to upgrade its trade deal with the bloc.

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The country is drifting further from the European Union on ideological and political matters. But as Ankara prioritizes the short-term goal of avoiding financial crisis, it will make the decision to upgrade its trade deal with the bloc....

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