Report: « Seeking Kant in the EU’s relations with Turkey » 21 février 2007Posted by Acturca in Books / Livres, Turkey-EU / Turquie-UE.
The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)
The author of the report and its supporters believe that EU membership is in the interests of Turkey, the EU, and the global community. The report does not claim that Turkey is ready for EU membership; on the contrary it argues that Turkey has a lot to do, primarily regarding democratic governance, to make itself ready for membership.
However the report raises deep concern about the increasingly discriminatory practices towards Turkey which violate the Enlightenment principles upon which Europe itself is founded and endanger the formation of a Europe governed by Kantian ideals.
Senem Aydin Duzgit is the author of the paper which was endorsed by Hakan Altinay, Seyla Benhabib, Cem Ozdemir and Jean-Francois Leguil-Bayart.