«Erdoğan Sorunu»: Avrupa Ne İstiyor? – 2


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Reassessing EU-Turkey relations


It’s time to take a new direction and new beginnings?!

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EP starts debating: To Suspend or not all pre-accession funds…


 

Official suspension means the end of 600 million euros per year!

After a referendum granted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers earlier this month, the European Parliament voices growing concern about the country’s bid to join the EU.

Since a controversial referendum earlier this month granted Turkey’s leader unprecedented powers, Ankara’s bid to join the EU has come under fire. The path Erdogan has chosen to close the door on partnership with the European Union. Turkey is going in the wrong direction. Anyone with their eyes open should be able to see that. Austria has called to scrap Turkey’s candidacy altogether. Others want to suspend the talks indefinitely, saying the country may still remain a candidate, even if its current government defies European values.

The European Union does not want to close the door on the Turkish people. At the same time cannot look the other way when they proceed on a course which is in the opposite direction of the process of European construction. There are millions of people in Turkey that do share the same European values, millions that do want the EU to remain the anchor for reforms in their country. And therefore don’t agree that in this Parliament who wants to scrap Turkey once and for all as an EU candidate country.

Some fear an abrupt end to the decade-long courtship may upset the latest deal with Ankara on refugees. Europe’s leaders are likely to make a decision this summer.

The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee is set to start debating the traditional annual resolution on Turkey’s progress on 2 May. The draft resolution for 2016, prepared by rapporteur Kati Piri (S&D, NL), also calls on the EU “to suspend the accession talks with Turkey if the constitutional package is implemented unchanged”.

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Fate of EU – Turkey relations …


A new relationship is needed with Turkey !

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Batı Cephesi’nde (AB-Türkiye) Yeni Bir Şey yok!


Seç Beğen Al!

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Referendum in Turkey: European & International Reactions…


 

Türkiye’deki Referandum: Tepkiler!

☔ The EU institutions awaiting the assessment of the OSCE/ODIHR International Observation Mission, also with regard to alleged irregularities.

☔ This is yet another decisive step away from Europe. Erdoğan has closed his doors to the EU with this referendum. The EU accession talks should be suspended.

☔ Erdoğan is increasingly turning Turkey into a personal authoritarian regime. This is a sad day for all democrats in Turkey. In an unfair election environment a very narrow majority has endorsed a constitutional change that will give president Erdoğan unchecked powers. With such a constitution, Turkey cannot join the EU.

☔ Erdoğan’s strategy was to insult journalists, Kurds, the opposition, dissenters and even EU countries and to declare them enemies. This made him look like a strong man and close ranks behind him. This referendum took place under unfair conditions: the governing AKP abused the state of emergency to block, threaten and ban opponents.

☔ The result is a devastating blow to democracy in Turkey. The EU must now make clear that it stands on the side of those who, despite intimidation and prosecution, have stood up for democracy.

☔ Despite this result, now is not the time to turn our back on Turkey. We must continue a critical dialogue if we are to hope to influence developments in the country for the better.

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Sert esen korumacılık rüzgârları…


 

…ve Türkiye Gemisi!

Dünya ticaretinde son yıllarda esmekte olan korumacılık rüzgârlarının Donald Trump’ın ABD Başkanı seçilmesiyle beraber ivme kazanması bekleniyor. Bu rüzgârların Türkiye-AB Gümrük Birliği’nin geleceğini nasıl etkileyeceği merak ediliyor.

OECD ve G-20 gibi uluslararası yapılanmalar kriz sonrasında küresel ticaretteki korumacılığın azaltılmasını ve yeni ticari kısıtlamaların getirilmemesini hedeflemişlerdi ancak pek başarılı olabildikleri söylenemez..

Trump’ın saldırgan ticaret politikaları uygulaması durumunda sadece ABD ekonomisinin değil, küresel ekonominin de zarar görmesi, başta Çin olmak üzere pek çok ülkeyle iplerin gerilmesi ve bunlardan karşı hamleler gelmesi olası.

Dünya ticaretinde 2008’den beri daha çok hissedilen korumacılık rüzgârlarının Donald Trump’ın başkanlığı ile beraber ivme kazanması beklense de liberalleşme gayretindeki AB’nin akdettiği kapsamlı STA’lardan ve Çin’in tutumundan da anlaşılacağı üzere bu rüzgârların ne boyutlara ulaşacağını ve Türkiye’yi nasıl etkileyeceğini tahmin etmek zor.

Peki Türkiye verimli bir müzakere dönemi geçirmek ve sert esmeye başlayan korumacılık rüzgârlarına takılmamak için neler yapmalı, nasıl bir politika izlemeli?!

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