“As the UK prepares for what looks like a slow and painful divorce from the European Union, the people of Turkey are wondering how their relationship with Europe will now develop.
The government in Ankara has been seeking to strengthen its case to join the EU, but as Europe grapples with Brexit – is the Turkey’s membership closer or further away?”
This video show some of the recent shifts in the always important, often rocky Turkey/EU relationship. Economically, Turkey has consistently sought greater ties with Europe for the past few decades and Europe keeps Turkey at arms length. Turkey has applied to join the EU, but that is not going to happen without some massive social restructuring that would take years.