Bezpečnostní aspekty případného členství Turecka v Evropské unii

Central European Political Studies Review. 2006;8(2–3):298-313

 

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Journal Title: Central European Political Studies Review

ISSN: 1213-2691 (Print); 1212-7817 (Online)

Publisher: Masaryk University

Society/Institution: International Institute of Political Science

LCC Subject Category: Political science: Political theory

Country of publisher: Czech Republic

Language of fulltext: Slovak, Czech, English

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AUTHORS

Emil Souleimanov

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 20 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The article explores different scenarios for Turkey’s prospective EU accession as related to issues of security. First, the author claims that a well-balanced, if not unified, EU policy is needed to address Turkey’s growing aspirations for a full-fledged EU membership. Second, the author argues that a serious analysis of modern Turkey’s geopolitical as well as internal environment is key to understanding the nature of Ankara’s desire to become an EU member. The author also emphasizes the importance of specific psychological-cultural aspects of an ongoing “Islamic-Christian” discourse both inside EU and beyond its borders, noting that in the specific case of Turkey, psychological-cultural issues are most likely to turn into serious security concerns.