The European Common Foreign and Security Policy and Turkey’s Contribution
Uğur ÖZGÖKER, Zekeriya Alperen BEDİRHAN

On November 1st, 1993, the European Community that was an economic union gained a military and political dimension and it created the European Union with the Treaty on the European Union or The Maastricht Treaty.European Community, which became an economic union with the European Union Treaty, also known as The Maastricht Treaty and came into force on November 1st 1993, gained a military and political dimension, and then the European Union was created. This supra-nation organization’s new common policy in military branch is the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Especially, in the rising globalization era, when the borders are exceeded, The EU is stuck between protectionist policies and endless freedom. One of the main reasons of this is the fear to lose values, wealth and the stability of the fiction of the EU. In this study, we will analyze the historical process of the CFSP and its elements. In addition to this, the study will also present the relations between Turkey and the EU within the context of the CFSP.

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