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Put-Downs Abound, but Turkey and the EU Can't Quit Each Other

Sinan Ciddi
Board of Contributors
Mar 20, 2019 | 21:28 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference in Ankara on Feb. 5, 2019.

Membership in the European Union is longer a strategic objective for Turkey. Instead, the dormant accession process has become just another political tool that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses to criticize Europe and fire up his supporters.

(ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Membership negotiations are deadlocked and will likely remain so, but practical necessities will require Ankara and Brussels to find common ground, however grudgingly....

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