Seven Questions: Will Turkey join the EU… or go nuclear?

MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images Finland and other pro-Turkey European countries are scrambling to salvage the Muslim country’s flagging bid join the European Union. The stumbling block? Cyprus. If the Greek Cypriots remain inflexible, Turkey doesn’t back down, and the EU ultimately says no, will Turks turn away from Europe? What does Turkey think about Iran and ...

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Finland and other pro-Turkey European countries are scrambling to salvage the Muslim country's flagging bid join the European Union. The stumbling block? Cyprus. If the Greek Cypriots remain inflexible, Turkey doesn't back down, and the EU ultimately says no, will Turks turn away from Europe? What does Turkey think about Iran and the bomb? Will Turkey seek its own nuclear weapon? Which is a greater threat to Turkish democracy: the military or the Islamists?

To answer these and other questions, FP spoke with Mensur Akgun, an expert on Turkish foreign policy.


MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images

Finland and other pro-Turkey European countries are scrambling to salvage the Muslim country’s flagging bid join the European Union. The stumbling block? Cyprus. If the Greek Cypriots remain inflexible, Turkey doesn’t back down, and the EU ultimately says no, will Turks turn away from Europe? What does Turkey think about Iran and the bomb? Will Turkey seek its own nuclear weapon? Which is a greater threat to Turkish democracy: the military or the Islamists?

To answer these and other questions, FP spoke with Mensur Akgun, an expert on Turkish foreign policy.

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