Turkey’s EU accession as a factor in the 2016 Brexit referendum

  title={Turkey’s EU accession as a factor in the 2016 Brexit referendum},
  author={James Ker-Lindsay},
  journal={Turkish Studies},
  pages={1 - 22}
ABSTRACT In June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). Although many issues shaped the Brexit campaign, the question of Turkey’s quest for EU membership emerged as an unexpectedly strong factor. This article examines how this happened and how the debate evolved. It shows that those who advocated leaving the EU not only distorted the prospect of Turkish membership, they also misrepresented British support for the country’s accession. While the UK had indeed been a strong advocate… Expand
Brexit: The impact on the United Kingdom and Turkey