For Turkey and the EU, Partnership May Be Better Than Membership
Apr 4, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
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- Although it has been in the process of becoming an EU member since 2005, Turkey's chances of joining the bloc are lower today than ever before.
- Each side in the negotiations, however, has too much at stake in the accession proceedings to give up on them entirely.
- Unless Ankara and Brussels can set aside some of their differences in the pursuit of their mutual interests, their relationship will remain purely transactional.