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  • Type Book/book chapter
  • Date 1st May 2016


This book is the product of a research project on Turkey-EU relations launched at the time when Turkey’s accession talks were coming to a standstill. The purpose of this project, carried out by a team of faculty members from Central European University (Budapest) and Sabancı University (Istanbul), was to change the hackneyed research agenda of EU-Turkey relations and move the debate away from repeated iterations of perceptions of Turkey’s identity, its Europeanness, and its ability to adapt to EU norms. Instead, the project focused on strategic aspects of Euro-Turkish relations with a view to assessing how Turkey’s regional policy and its role in the neighbourhood might be reconciled with those of the EU even when its membership prospects remained bleak.

Specifically, these studies aimed to (i) examine the extent to which Turkey’s policies have the potential to converge with those of the EU’s neighbourhood policies; (ii) provide a better understanding of how Turkey’s regional priorities might serve to strengthen or detract from its EU membership goals; and (iii) reassess Turkey’s potential to complement and reinforce EU policies and practices in its neighborhood. To these ends, the project produced 15 papers focusing on four specific policy areas and means of regional cooperation. Six of the papers are featured here in this volume.

Authors: Ahmet O. Evin, Emre Hatipoglu & Peter Balazs



Emre Hatipoglu

Research Fellow Emre Hatipoglu is a research fellow in the Policy and Decision Science program and leads the research project on Energy… Emre Hatipoglu is a research fellow in the Policy and Decision Science program and leads the research project on Energy and Geopolitics. In this project, Hatipoglu and his colleagues assess how political events (e.g., international conflict, economic sanctions, international treaties) and global energy markets interact. Hatipoglu holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining KAPSARC, Hatipoglu was associate professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University in Istanbul and a a visiting Fulbright scholar during the 2017-2018 academic year at Columbia University. He also served on the advisory board of the Sakip Sabanci Center for Turkish Studies at Columbia University between 2016-2018. Hatipoglu’s work has been published in various scientific journals, such as the Journal of Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Studies Perspectives, and Defence and Peace Economics, among others. He is assistant editor for the journal Energy Transitions, and serves on the editorial board of the International Studies Review.    


  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Economic Sanctions
  • Geopolitics
  • International Politics of Renewable Energy

Publications See all Emre Hatipoglu’s publications


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