On the Semicentennial of Relations Most Turks are Euro-Sceptic

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In the fourth survey, Turkish public was asked the question: “This year is the 50th anniversary of the Ankara Agreement signed between Turkey and the European Union. It is also the 8th year of the accession negotiations. Which of the following policies that I will read now do you think that Turkey should follow in the next 5 years?”. The survey shows that the Turkish public is divided on the issue of relations with the European Union. While one thirds of the public thinks that Turkey should persist on her aim of full membership; the remaining two thirds agree that she should abandon the pursuit of full membership. In parallel to this public opinion poll, EDAM carried out a survey among Turkey’s foreign policy expert community with the participation of opinion makers.

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