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Are the Recent European Council Decisions on Türkiye Hypocritical? Evaluation Note / Nilgün Arısan Eralp
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22/04/2024 - Viewed 2458 times

 

On the 17th of April 2024, the European Council convened.  Some circles in Turkey expected that the ‘Joint Communication of the High Representative and Commission on the state of play of EU-Türkiye political, economic and trade relations’ that was published at the end of November would be finally addressed and some concrete steps would be put across by the heads of states and governments.  Unfortunately, this turned out not to be the case. The leaders tasked the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) “to advance work on the recommendations of the Joint Communication in line with previous European Council conclusions and in a phased, proportionate and reversible manner, subject to additional guidance from the European Council”.

Furthermore, the wording of the Presidency conclusions suggested that resumption of and progress in the Cyprus settlement talks have become the precondition of enhancing co-operation with Türkiye.

 

You may read evaluation note from here.

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