Turkey's Preparation for EU Accession: What Has Been Achieved?
Turkey's Preparation for EU Accession: What Has Been Achieved? "Turkey has ever since Attatürk closely aligned itself with the West and has become a founding member of the United Nations, a member of NATO, the Council of Europe, the OECD and an associate member of the Western European Union. During the Cold War Turkey was part of the Western alliance, defending freedom, democracy and human rights. In this respect, Turkey has played and continues to play a vital role in the defence of the European continent and the principal elements of its foreign policy have converged with those of its European partners..." Lecture by Uluç Özülker.
By Cicero Foundation, Netherlands, EU.