The Common Agricultural Policy v. Turkish Admission to the EU

Erdoğan Kumcu, James McClure
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The working hypothesis proposed in this study is that perhaps financial fallout was the real reason that the European Union (EU) repeatedly rebuffed Turkish applications for membership: More specifically, given the tariffs and subsidies emanating from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and given that Turkey is a regional superstar in agricultural production & export, admitting Turkey into the EU would certainly threaten, pardon the pun, to upset the “financial applecart” of the EU. It remains for future research to quantify the importance of the analysis presented in this paper.


Turkey-European union relations, financial fallout, tariffs, subsidies

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