Talking Turkey: Human Rights, Cyprus Issues Loom over Turkey's EU Aspirations
Gorvett, Jon, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Talking Turkey: Human Rights, Cyprus Issues Loom Over Turkey's EU Aspirations
Jon Gorvett is a free-lance journalist based in Istanbul.
Turkey's march to Europe has never been easy or straightforward. A history of difficulties, ranging from mild misunderstandings to open warfare, has not been helped in recent years by a lack of progress in two major areas. This fall has seen the chickens from both come home to roost.
First of all is human rights. Ever since Turkey first applied for membership in the European Union, or the European Common Market as it was known back in the 1960s, Brussels has been consistent in its condemning of Ankara for a range of serious human …
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Publication information: Article title: Talking Turkey: Human Rights, Cyprus Issues Loom over Turkey's EU Aspirations. Contributors: Gorvett, Jon - Author. Magazine title: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Volume: 21. Issue: 1 Publication date: January/February 2002. Page number: 28. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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