Turkey and the European union
Let us begin this by looking at what the EU wants from Turkey. The criteria for EU membership adopted by the Copenhagen European Council in June 1993 require that a candidate country has achieved stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and respect for and protection of minorities; has a functioning market economy as well as the capacity to cope with competitive pressure and market forces within
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candidate countries' political system. Also key to the improvement of candidacy status have been the abatement of repression on the Kurds. A further positive sign has been the, for a revision of the constitution, and such legislative action as well. It only remains to wait and see.
1.Readings from course packet
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3. European Union Country Report (EIU), 1999 4th Quarter, p16, 4p, DePaul lib data bases