When the Justice and Development Party (AKP), under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, won the 2002 election, there was substantial optimism that the EU would open its doors for Turkey’s full membership. Even though the AKP initially made some progress towards EU accession, those hopes have been all but obliterated. While the EU has […]
About Cemal Ozkahraman
Cemal Ozkahraman holds a PhD from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (College of Social Sciences and International Studies), University of Exeter, United Kingdom. He is currently an independent researcher with various review articles and short pieces on Open Democracy and elsewhere online.