Can Turkey be integrated into Europe's political culture? Two prominent experts - Udo Steinbach, Director of the German Institute for Middle East Studies (pro), and internationally-renowned historian Hans-Ulrich Wehler (contra) - answer questions on the issue.
The discussion about whether to start accession negotiations with Turkey is splitting political parties and the population of the EU. Even in the scholarly world the issue is controversial. Below, we posed questions on the issue to two prominent experts. In many respects their positions turn out to be diametrically opposed.
Udo Steinbach, Director of the German Institute for Middle East Studies in Hamburg, is a proponent of accession negotiations. The ...More