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.
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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