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The effects of Turkish EU membership on Assyrians and other minorities

Ailo, Mari (2006) The effects of Turkish EU membership on Assyrians and other minorities.

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Abstract:In brief, a future Turkish EU membership has positive and negative effects. The positive effects concern the reforms which Turkey has ratified. There are only few reforms made concerning domestic minority rights. It is very difficult to augur Turkey's future behaviour towards domestic minorities. Auguring means speculating certain things without having the facts laid down on the table. This could lead to wrong conclusions. An important question in this thesis remains how far Turkey wants to go through with its reforms, because the results show that reforms are currently going slow and uneven. Another important question is how Turkey will behave after joining the EU. These questions can only be answered after Turkey joins the EU. For not gambling too much, it is the best thing for the EU to wait as long as it is necessary before letting Turkey joining the EU. This way, Turkey can show its strong will to join the EU. Hence, the EU will trust Turkey more when it sees the improvements.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration BSc (56627)
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