As long as Turkey's desire for EU membership represented an abstract ideal…, Turkey's military and civilian elite could avoid acknowledging the potential political costs of membership in the eu. And as long as the Europeans kept Turkey at arm's length, that elite's willingness to implement the domestic reforms necessary for EU membership was never put to the test.
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Research Article| November 01 2001
A Dream Become Nightmare? Turkey's Entry into the European Union
Ersel Aydinli ;
Current History (2001) 100 (649): 381–388.
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Ersel Aydinli, Dov Waxman; A Dream Become Nightmare? Turkey's Entry into the European Union. Current History 1 November 2001; 100 (649): 381–388. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2001.100.649.381
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