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Expanding Europe: The Ethics of EU-Turkey Relations

  • Thomas Diez



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1 The immediate issue is the refusal of Turkey to open its ports and airports to vessels and airplanes registered in the Republic of Cyprus as part of the already existing customs union between Turkey and the EU. Behind this, however, is the problem that this is seen on both sides as an act of recognition, which the Republic of Cyprus wants to achieve and Turkey wants to avoid.

* I have benefited from comments from and conversations with Emel Akcali, Önder Cakir, Simon Caney, Asligul Sarikamis-Kaya, and Zornitsa Stoyanova when writing this essay.

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Ethics & International Affairs
  • ISSN: 0892-6794
  • EISSN: 1747-7093
  • URL: /core/journals/ethics-and-international-affairs
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