|EuroMeSCo Policy Brief 59:Turkey and the EU: A New Path Toward a Shared Security Policy. By Matteo Colombo|
|Written by Matteo Colombo|
This Policy Brief contends that the current geopolitical situation opens further space for security cooperation between Ankara and Brussels. The brief focuses on three areas: the Kurdish entity in northern Syria, contention over power in the Black Sea region, and the issue of energy diversification to reduce energy dependence from Russia. It aims at identifying possible domains where European and Turkish interests coincide and seeks to determine how a common strategy could contribute to achieving regional goals. The paper concludes that Turkey should redefine its strategy to include European priorities, whereas the EU needs to recognise some of the Turkish interests as legitimate, working with Ankara to guarantee its security goals.
Read the Brief here