No obstacles on the way to Europe

05 May 2016

This article by the Wiener Zeitung reports on Turkey’s progress concerning the fulfillment of the EU’s conditions to acquire visa exemptions for its citizens.

While this accomplishment is primarily regarded as a success for the ruling party AKP as far as domestic politics are concerned, the agreement will also have sociopolitical and foreign policy benefits, argues EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek.

‘The EU could win back the heads and hearts of many pro-West and pro-democracy Turks’, he claims.

This article is in German and can be read here.