EU-Turkey Relations: Erdogan’s Policies and Consequences on Turkish Economy

Authors

  • Ms. Sehar Azhar Dar (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4657-7222) Research Associate at the Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi. 

Keywords:

EU, economy, trade, politics, sanctions

Abstract

The basic aim of this paper is to analyze EU-Turkey relations in the context of world politics and economics despite being the largest trading partner of the EU, Turkey is losing its position in front of the EU and more importantly, the policies designed by the Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government since last 17 years. It has led to more controversies rather than a good cohesion among the partners. The economic policies especially put Turkey in a precarious situation. The growth rate is decreasing day by day, the foreign investors are not willing to invest in the projects. The unemployment rate is also high among young Turks. The added burden of current pandemic made the situation even worse. Interestingly with the political and economic turmoil faced by Turkey right now the popularity of Erdogan is increasing among Muslim community considering him as a brave and an ideal leader who has pleaded the case of its innocent Muslims of Kashmir and Palestine at every international forum and raised voice against atrocities. The rigid polices of Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey cannot lead alone on the path of progress, there is dire need to revive the polices of the current government as the present term of the government ends in 2023 and if things will not change from Turkey’s side, then the future of EU-Turkey can be detectable.

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Author Biography

Ms. Sehar Azhar Dar (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4657-7222), Research Associate at the Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi. 

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Published

2021-07-01

How to Cite

Ms. Sehar Azhar Dar (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4657-7222). “EU-Turkey Relations: Erdogan’s Policies and Consequences on Turkish Economy”. Journal of European Studies (JES) 37, no. 2 (July 1, 2021): 80–91. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://asce-uok.edu.pk/journal/index.php/JES/article/view/199.