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Cyprus presidency and Turkey's relations with the European Union. OSW Commentary No. 82, 2012-06-26

Ananicz, Szymon (2012) Cyprus presidency and Turkey's relations with the European Union. OSW Commentary No. 82, 2012-06-26. [Policy Paper]

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    Turkey’s intention to boycott Cyprus presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2012 is a logical consequence of Ankara’s policy of not recognising the Republic of Cyprus. The boycott will have a negative but limited impact on Turkey-EU relations, and will not in practice significantly affect their intensity in the second half-year. The so-called positive agenda, a new co-operation mechanism between the EU and Turkey, offers a provisional way for the two sides to circumvent the formal obstacle for mutual contacts created by the Cyprus conflict. In itself, however, the launch of the positive agenda is not a breakthrough for Turkey’s integration with the EU. Any such breakthrough is unlikely to occur until progress is made in regulating the Cyprus conflict, and some member states change their attitude towards Turkey’s accession to the EU.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Cyprus
    Countries > Turkey
    EU policies and themes > External relations > enlargement (see Treaty reform)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) > OSW Commentary
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 14:49
    Number of Pages: 6
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 14:49

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