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Title: EU-Turkey relations in the context of the Barcelona Process
Author: Turhan, Ayse Bahar
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 0142
Awarding Body: University of Leicester
Current Institution: University of Leicester
Date of Award: 2003
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This thesis focuses on EU-Turkey Relations in the context of the Barcelona Process (BP), from the launch of the Barcelona Declaration of 1995 up to 2002, and examines to what extent the BP is effective in the framework of the Ell's Mediterranean Policy as it concerns Turkey. After making a brief introduction to the subject, in Chapter I it gives infonnation about the historical background of the BP by stressing the importance of the Mediterranean basin and the European CommunitylUnion's approach to the Mediterranean from 1960s until today. Chapter II examines Turkey in the framework of the Mediterranean Policy by giving the evolution of EU-Turkey relations since the Cold War. Chapter III analyses the objectives of the EU in the BP as they concern Turkey, first by comparing European, American and Turkish perceptions of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean in the post-Cold War period, then by explaining the structure of the Barcelona Declaration and Turkey's position in this structure. Chapter IV examines whether the EU reached its objectives mentioned in the previous chapter. It mainly argues that due to some problems, the EU could not reach its aims laid down in the Barcelona Declaration. Chapter V analyses Turkish perceptions of Mediterranean security and cooperation in the Barcelona Process by emphasising that Turkey is not enthusiastic toward the Euro-Mediterranean Process. Chapter VI examines the BP in detail from the point of view of Turkish foreign policies. Chapter VII analyses the EU's policy towards Turkey and Turkey's policy towards the EU in the Process. It also argues that, although the Helsinki Summit in December 1999 provided a turning point in EU-Turkey relations by recognising Turkey as a candidate for accession, this could not help the BP to become an effective process for Turkey. This thesis ends with a Conclusion, explaining why the BP is an ineffective project for both Turkey and the EU and giving some suggestions and recommendations towards making it an effective and sustainable multilateral process.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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