THE ACCESSION PROCESS OF THE GREEK CYPRIOT ADMINISTRATION OF SOUTHERN CYPRUS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ITS EFFECT ON TURKEY'S ACCESSION TO THE EUROPEAN UNION.
GÜNEY KIBRIS RUM YÖNETİMİNİN AVRUPA BİRLİĞİNE KATILIM SÜRECİ VE TÜRKİYE’NİN AVRUPA BİRLİĞİNE KATILIMINA ETKİSİ

Author : Emrah ONGAN
Number of pages : 466-475

Abstract

The Cyprus problem is a problem that concerns not only the two states that live on it, but also the entire eastern Mediterranean basin. To the present day from the 1960s to the present day through various processes, the United Nations Secretary General spent a lot of working to be resolved, South Cyprus joining the European Union by the European Union this metaphor instead of a problem. On the island, where the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was divided into separate states by the 1974 Peace Campaign, Turkey signed a customs union agreement with the European Union while the Greek Cypriot side applied for membership in the European Union. As a result of Greece's full support for the Greek part in the 10 + 2 enlargement, the European Union and the Greek part of Southern Cyprus began negotiations, resulting in European Union membership in 2004. Although the plan for the unification of the state on the island, known as the Annan Plan by the public, was accepted by the Turkish side, it was rejected by the Greek side. It is clear that the accession of Southern Cyprus to the European Union will have difficult consequences for Turkey. There are two states against Turkey that no longer want to join the Union. Turkey will have to convince both countries to join the Union. The European Union is also pushing Turkey to solve the problem on the island within the framework envisaged by the United Nations. If Turkey wants to join the European Union, it has to give priority to the problem imposed on it as much as to the structural changes that the Union has asked for. To the extent that the North goes to further integration with the Turkish Republic of Cyprus, it will move away from the European Union.

Keywords

European Union, Integration, Annan Plan, Cyprus Problem, Turkey, Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus, Greek Cypriot Administration Of Southern Cyprus

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