IR 402 Turkey in Europe Select Term:
This course aims to analyze Turkey's place in Europe from an international politics perspective. Turkey has a unique place in Europe which is shaped by its history and geography. The course will focus on the political dimensions of Turkey's place in Europe from 1945 onwards with special emphasis on the EU. This course aims to provide students with a systematic study of Turkey's position in Europe in the Cold War and the post-Cold War era. To do so, the course analyzes the basic parameters of Turkey and the European Union relations by covering the Ankara treaty, Association Agreement, Customs Union and the phases of Turkey's association with the EU. The course elaborates in detail on Turkey's EU candidacy and the accession negotiations and investigates the main obstacles to Turkey's accession and the internal dynamics within the EU towards Turkey's accession in detail.