European Union struggles to manage Turkey spat as leaders meet

Press quote (Ahval)
01 October 2020

Member states broadly agree on the aim of the EU's Turkey policy, but disagree on the best way to achieve this, Luigi Scazzieri, a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said ahead of the meetings. “Ultimately, a durable de-escalation of tension in the eastern Mediterranean and improvement in EU-Turkey relations depends on whether the Turkish government thinks it can gain more from confrontation or improving relations with Europe,” Scazzieri said in an analysis for the London School of Economics.