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dc.contributor.advisorGarrett, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorAydin, Hanifi
dc.dateDecember 2000
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T18:48:24Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T18:48:24Z
dc.date.issued2000-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7815
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractSince 1963 Turkey has been struggling to join the European Union (EU) . Despite strong Turkish aspirations, it appears unlikely that Turkey will be accepted as an EU member in the near future due to Turkey's shortcomings in its political, economic and social structure. Applications submitted prior to December 1999, were rejected by the EU Commission on the basis of poor democracy, human rights abuses, restrictions on political and cultural rights, a high level of influence of the Turkish military in political affairs, weak economy, and disputes with Greece and the Cyprus problem. The EU has certain criteria for membership: a functioning democracy, respect for rule of law, protection of minority and human rights, functioning market economy and settlement of disputes with other member states prior to accession. Turkey is seeking an immediate EU membership to improve economy and democratization, and take an undisputable place inside the European order and civilization. To this end, Turkey has to adopt the necessary reforms and regulations that will help strengthen democracy, economy and social and cultural rights in Turkey. However, Turkey's present domestic infrastructure does not provide a suitable situation to commence key radical political reforms in the immediate future.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.archive.org/details/turkeyeuropeanun00aydi
dc.format.extentxxii, 94 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owneren_US
dc.titleTurkey-European Union relations: great expectationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGhoreishi, Ahmad
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorTurkeyen_US
dc.subject.authorThe European Unionen_US
dc.subject.authorDemocratization processen_US
dc.subject.authorEnlargementen_US
dc.subject.authorMembership criteriaen_US
dc.subject.authorHuman rightsen_US
dc.subject.authorKurdsen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, Turkish Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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