AKP Reform Fatigue in Turkey: What’s happened to the EU process?

@inproceedings{Patton2007AKPRF,
  title={AKP Reform Fatigue in Turkey: What’s happened to the EU process?},
  author={Marcie J. Patton},
  year={2007}
}
Whereas the AKP government campaigned in favour of Turkish membership in the European Union and upon taking office passed an impressive battery of EU-demanded democratic reform measures, after the government was formally given a date to open accession talks it evidenced a surprising retreat from this political agenda. This article examines three key factors that account for the flagging fervour of the AKP government: modalities of EU behaviour toward Turkey, election politics, and Kemalist… CONTINUE READING