Turkey as a Candidate in Face of the European Union1

Sinan Çaya


Turkey has been struggling for accession into the European Union for nearly half a century. The process is a slow one marked with stagnation periods. Some think that the actual reason for temporizing Turkey’s proceeding on the way to Europe is sheer religous difference. Others are of the opinion that shortcomings of Turkey were responsible and her predominantly Moslem population is irrelevant.


European union; Young population; Turkey; Religion; Moslem; Islam; Christain

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