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This e-book examines ecu discourses on Turkey within the ecu fee, ecu Parliament and 3 ecu member states (France, Germany and Britain), to bare the discursive building of ecu id via european representations of Turkey. in line with a poststructuralist framework that conceptualizes id as discursively developed via distinction, the publication applies serious Discourse research to the research of texts and argues that there are a number of Europe(s) which are developed in talks over the growth of Turkey, various inside of and among diverse ideological, nationwide and institutional contexts. The publication discerns 4 major discourse issues over which those Europe(s) are built, equivalent to the conceptualization of Europe as a safety group, as an upholder of democratic values, as a political venture and as a cultural area. The ebook argues that Turkey constitutes a key case in exploring quite a few discursive constructs of ecu id, because the talks on Turkey pave the best way for the development of other types of Europe in discourse.

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They are in between, but I would like to have them in our fortress. 4 Extension of relations with Turkey via the opening of accession negotiations is viewed in this respect as among the means of reaching out to the Eastern world, to a different 'culture' and to a different 'civilisation', to enhance the security of Europe. The tapas of danger is used to justify such a policy via utilising the most commonly used post-September 11 war rhetoric: 'the fight against terrorism'. This time a policy of 'dialogue' is proposed to Europe as a Security Community 3S succeed in this fight.

4 Extension of relations with Turkey via the opening of accession negotiations is viewed in this respect as among the means of reaching out to the Eastern world, to a different 'culture' and to a different 'civilisation', to enhance the security of Europe. The tapas of danger is used to justify such a policy via utilising the most commonly used post-September 11 war rhetoric: 'the fight against terrorism'. This time a policy of 'dialogue' is proposed to Europe as a Security Community 3S succeed in this fight.

14 It is observed among the members of both the UMP and the PS, in arguing for closer links with Turkey that fall short of membership or (less frequently) for its ultimate accession: The emergence of a political Europe ... allows the European Union to carry real weight on the global scene. Then what does the policy of the Union regarding its most immediate neighbours have to be? Our tradition of the defence of fundamental human rights, our idea of tolerance, our attachment to the principle of laicite makes France support the path of democracy and economic development.

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