The 2018 Turkey Regress Report

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The European Commission is due to publish its next progress report on Turkey in April 2018.

  • Marc Pierini
  • Carnegie Europe

This standard procedure is meant to outline how candidate countries have advanced in aligning with the EU’s political and technical criteria for accession and to chart their paths forward.

Celek 2bYet, in Turkey’s case, a massive deterioration of the rule of law makes it impossible to acknowledge any progress.

Instead, the commission’s forthcoming report is bound to illustrate a substantial regression.

In the past three and a half years, through a string of political decisions, two elections and a…

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