Funded Projects

Policymaker roundtables on Turkey

Carnegie Europe will convene three off-the-record policymaker roundtables on Turkey in Berlin, Paris, and a third European capital. Each discussion will engage officials from national governments, key ministries, and parliaments to review their country’s posture toward Turkey and policy options for the relationship moving forward.

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A comprehensive refugee strategy in Turkey

The demographic futures of Turkey and Europe are entwined. The influx of nearly four million Syrians fleeing the civil war is Turkey’s most significant demographic change in decades. The project aims to develop a comprehensive strategy that addresses the key security questions in northern Syria and advances a coordinated EU response in coordination with the U.S. in 2021.

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Perceptions of European and Turkish decision-makers of the Syrian crisis

The central aim of this research is to examine and understand European and Turkish decision-makers’ perceptions of the three dimensions of EU-Turkey cooperation in the Syrian crisis: the EU-Turkey Statement, Turkish politics vis-à-vis Syrian refugees in Turkey, and EU-Turkey cooperation as regards the future of Syria.

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Syria: Risks and opportunities for EU-Turkey cooperation

In the last couple of years, developments in Syria have added an extra layer to the already complicated relationship between the EU and Turkey. Cooperation and discord have mainly been on two key issues: the refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism, which is associated with the phenomenon of European foreign fighters. This project aims at identifying opportunities and constraints for EU-Turkey cooperation in Syria.

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Turkey as a partner and challenge for European Security

The current state of play in EU-Turkey relations reflects the state of the international order. While the de jure framework for relations between the EU and Turkey is the Accession Process whereby Turkey has been a candidate for accession to the European Union since 2005 (although its candidature remains frozen), the transactional state of the world order over the last few years, as well as economic, social and political crises within a number of European states, have led to a significant crisis in trust between Turkey, the EU and its member states.

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