Turkey and the ‘Maghrebization’ of the European economic community: the 1978 suspension of the association agreement

buir.contributor.authorOzansoy, Arda
buir.contributor.orcidOzansoy, Arda|0000-0002-2301-0418
dc.citation.epage118en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1
dc.citation.spage101en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber23
dc.contributor.authorOzansoy, Arda
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-03T09:18:34Z
dc.date.available2022-03-03T09:18:34Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-09
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.description.abstractMany scholars blame Turkish politicians for the country's suspension of its Association Agreement with the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1978. Some have argued that rising Turkish anti-Westernism caused the agreement to fail; others maintain that Prime Minister Ecevit's protectionist government derailed it. Such perspectives overlook the role played by concrete economic issues. The ‘Maghrebization’ of the Association, agricultural affairs, and the situation of Turkish workers in Europe decreased the economic desirability of the Association for Turkey. EEC correspondence, which has not yet been used by other scholars, demonstrates that the EEC was cognizant of the worsening terms of the Association but decided not to revise the conditions despite repeated protests from Turkey. This article argues that the 1978 suspension of the EEC-Turkey Association Agreement was not the result of the initiative of a purportedly anti-Western or erratic Ecevit government. Instead, the article highlights the declining economic benefits of the Association for Turkey.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14683849.2021.1898952en_US
dc.identifier.eissn1743-9663
dc.identifier.issn1468-3849
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/77671
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1080/14683849.2021.1898952en_US
dc.source.titleTurkish Studiesen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectEuropean Economic Communityen_US
dc.subjectAssociation Agreementen_US
dc.subjectMaghrebizationen_US
dc.subjectEuropean integrationen_US
dc.titleTurkey and the ‘Maghrebization’ of the European economic community: the 1978 suspension of the association agreementen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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