Volume LIV – Number 1

Dwight Myvett Jr.


A combination of increased authoritarianism and military aggression against allies has rendered Turkish accession to the European Union a pipe dream. As Europe attempts to configure an alternative to Turkish membership via the prospect of a “privileged partnership,” Turkey instead turns eastward to cultivate new alliances. If no alternative to EU-membership can be found and agreed to by both parties, the EU and West as a whole must begin thinking about how it will deal with an adversarial Turkey and emergent Eastern Bloc.

Keywords: Turkey, European Union, International Affairs, NATO, Accession

About the Author: Dwight is a student at Towson University pursuing a Bachelors of Political Science.

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