TURKISH STUDIES, vol.23, no.2, pp.261-289, 2022 (SSCI)
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Differentiated integration, European integration, Turkey-EU relations, customs union, Ukraine model, TRADE, EU, PARTNERSHIP
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The forthcoming Customs Union (CU) upgrade negotiations have the potential to stabilize and deepen the ties between the European Union (EU) and Turkey and bring them to a stronger form of external differentiated integration. This article examines the viability of an EU-Turkey Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), similar to that between Ukraine and the EU, as an alternative to the CU. The paper contends that a DCFTA would benefit both the EU and Turkey while it would de facto shift the contractual relations from accession conditionality to market access conditionality with potential political repercussions.