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For Turkey and the EU, Partnership May Be Better Than Membership

Sinan Ciddi
Board of Contributors
Apr 4, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
The flags of Turkey and the European Union fly over Istanbul.

Turkey is still in talks to join the European Union, but it won't become a member anytime soon. Even at the start of the accession process, Brussels' enthusiasm for including the country was insincere at best.

(CHRIS McGRATH/Getty Images)

More than 12 years after it began proceedings to join the bloc, Turkey is further from EU membership than ever before. But it can no more afford to give up on Europe than Europe can afford to give up on it....

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