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EU, Turkey and Counter-Terrorism
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EU, Turkey and Counter-Terrorism

Fighting the PKK and ISIS

9781800379565 Edward Elgar Publishing
Ethem Ilbiz, Doctor and Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow and Christian Kaunert, Professor and Director, International Institute for Policing and Security, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, University of South Wales, UK
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80037 956 5 Extent: 240 pp
This perceptive analysis examines the effect of the EU on Turkish counter-terrorism polices towards the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Islamic State (ISIL), and aims to investigate the extent to which the EU has developed the capacity to play a role in Turkish counter-terrorism policy through promoting democratisation.

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This perceptive analysis examines the effect of the EU on Turkish counter-terrorism polices towards the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Islamic State (ISIL), and aims to investigate the extent to which the EU has developed the capacity to play a role in Turkish counter-terrorism policy through promoting democratisation.

The book analyses the EU’s normative role in Turkey during four distinct periods: the inertia (1984-1999), the conditional transformation (1999-2004), the social transformation (2004-2015), and the backsliding periods (2015-2020). Ethem Ilbiz and Christian Kaunert consider how the paradigm shifts in Turkish counter-terrorism policies that occurred during these periods have their basis in different domestic and EU-level factors. Exploring the EU’s relations with candidate countries, the book highlights how its influence on Turkey is connected to the viable prospect of Turkey’s membership.

Examining one of the most important policy areas of European integration, this book will be critical reading for academics and students of European politics and policy, international relations, terrorism and security, and regional studies. It will also be beneficial for practitioners, politicians, and non-governmental and civil society organizations.
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‘In EU, Turkey and Counter-Terrorism, Ethem Ilbiz and Christian Kaunert offer an original theoretical and empirical account of the EU’s norm diffusion role in the transformation of Turkey’s counterterrorism policies. While primarily focusing on formal rule adoption and the PKK and ISIL, the authors go beyond the familiar post-9/11 narratives to untangle the EU impact on the counterterrorism policies in a key membership candidate country. As such, the volume offers innovative insights on both the EU's normative power and the EU’s international security actorness.’
– Oldrich Bures, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic
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Contents: Preface Introduction 1. The theoretical dimension of the EU impact on Turkish counter-terrorism policy 2. The role of the EU in promotion of democratic norms to third countries in the counter-terrorism context 3. The inertia 4. The conditional transformation 5. The social transformation 6. The backsliding 7. Conclusion Bibliography
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