Turkish Eu Association Agreement


Turkey first applied in July 1959 for associated membership of the European Economic Community (EEC), established in 1958. The EEC reacted by proposing the creation of an association as a transitional measure leading to full membership. This gave rise to negotiations that culminated in the Ankara Agreement on 12 September 1963. [1] It is clear from this article that “the ultimate objective of the association relations between Turkey and the EEC is the full accession of Turkey to the Community”. The Ankara Agreement provided for three phases, namely the preparation, transition and completion of Turkey`s integration into the EEC. The preparatory phase began on 1 December 1964 with the entry into force of the Agreement. During this period, the aim was to reduce the economic differences between the parties. Turkey has not made any commitments during this period. Association bodies have been set up to concern the functioning of relations. Among them, the Turkey-EU Association Council is the highest decision-making body.

Turkey`s association agreement with the EU serves as a basis for the implementation of the accession process. Several institutions have been set up to ensure political dialogue and cooperation throughout the process of preparing for accession. There is an agreement between the European Union and Turkey that grants special rights to Turkish nationals. In the past, the EU has concluded association agreements with countries such as Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and other countries that have joined the EU. These allowed nationals of these countries to work in the United Kingdom in a self-employed activity. Nationals of these countries, including people who arrived in the UK under the former Association Agreements, now have the right to work as self-employed in the UK, as they are members of the European Union. The Joint Parliamentary Committee is the supervisory body of the Turkey-EU association. Its task is to analyse the annual activity reports submitted to it by the Association Council and to make recommendations on issues related to the EU-Turkey association. It consists of 18 selected members of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and the European Parliament, who meet twice a year.

28 See art. 300 EC and 310 EC. Opinion 1/94 of 15 November 1994, competence of the Community to conclude international agreements on services and the protection of intellectual property – Art. 228(6) of the EC Treaty [1994″ ECR P. I-5267, point 1. 108 in The common version of law (No 13) 9, paragraph 9. 21. . . .