Many elephants in the room: the EU and the Turkey, Syria, coronavirus and refugee crises


The European Union faces a multi-crisis situation at the moment. As the conflict in Idlib and the circumstances at the Greek-Turkish border has erupted, Europe seems to have troubles to respond to latest developments in the Syrian war and threats from Turkey.
Host Mark Leonard is joined by ECFR co-chair and former Prime Minister of Sweden, Carl Bildt as well as by the ECFR experts Asli Aydintasbas and Julien Barnes-Dacey to discuss the reasoning behind Ankara’s recent moves and the EU’s reactions. How to avoid a 2015-like situation but without tossing its own values and human rights out off the window? And how to deal with the other seats of fire within the Union itself?

This podcast was recorded on 12 March 2020.

Further reading:
- Syrian voices: Where next for European policy?

Bookshelf:
The Anarchy by William Dalrymple
Pax Sinica: implications for the India dawn by Samir Saran and Akhil Deo
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
Blame Europe, not just Turkey, for migration deal collapse by Kati Piri
Beyond blackmail at the Greek-Turkish border by Nathalie Tocci
Clash of Empires: Currencies and Power in a Multipolar World by Charles Gave & Louis-Vincent Gave


European Union And Turkey / Vera Kratochvil

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