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The Turkish Military's March Toward Europe

Authors: Ersel Aydinli, Nihat Ali Özcan, and Dogan Akyaz
January/February 2006
Foreign Affairs


Without the Turkish military's support, Ankara cannot comply with the reforms necessary for Turkey to join the EU. So far, the top brass have cooperated, even when reforms have curbed their power, because they have looked at EU membership as both the culmination of the country's modernization and a way to battle nagging domestic problems. But how much further will they go?

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