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Turkey and Black Sea strategy for EU enlargement

Ker-Lindsay, James (2008) Turkey and Black Sea strategy for EU enlargement. Turkish Policy Quarterly, 7 (2). pp. 49-58. ISSN 1303-5754

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Abstract

This article examines the case for the development of a post-Balkan strategy for European Union enlargement specifically focused on the Black Sea. It argues that in light of recent events in Georgia, and concerns over political stability in the Ukraine, such a move would represent a clear statement in support of their integration into Euro- Atlantic structures. However, such a move would also have an extremely beneficial effect on Turkey’s accession process. By virtue of its pivotal role in such a strategy, many of the concerns that currently exist within the EU over Turkish membership would be mitigated.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.turkishpolicy.com/
Additional Information: © 2008 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JZ International relations
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Sets: Research centres and groups > Hellenic Observatory
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2009 14:01
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/24765/

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