Turkey is located at the crossroads of a variety of geographical, economic, political, and cultural boundaries – across continents, regions, and subregions. This article documents Turkey’s dilemmas about participating in European and Asian cooperation formats and the structural limits they pose for further integration in one or the other direction.
Mădălin Blidaru is a PhD candidate at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania. With a background in International Relations and European Studies, he earned a master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Negotiations, as well as in Labour Studies. Besides the research interest in the EU foreign policy, among his areas of interest and expertise there are the European institutions, EU policy- and decision-making processes, regional studies - particularly the EU neighbourhood - and global governance.