Daily Archives: July 10, 2017


Risk of suspension of EU-Turkey accession talks

This article from Al Arabiya English discusses the possible suspension of the accession talks between Turkey and the EU. EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek mentions the substantial polarization of the Turkish population, and underlines the risks of closing the door to the diplomats and civil society sharing the EU funding values and principles.


EU – Turkey deal : One year later – Lessons learned and the way forward

On 5 July 2017, the Centre for European Progression organised a conference on the EU-Turkey refugee deal entitled “One year later: lessons learned and the way forward”.

Among other panelists, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek analysed the deal and its implementation as well as its consequences for Turkey and Turkey-EU relations.

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