The leverage of the gatekeeper : power and interdependence in the migration nexus between the European Union and Turkey
International spectator, 2016, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 51-66
OKYAY, Aslı Selin, ZARAGOZA CRISTIANI, Jonathan, The leverage of the gatekeeper : power and interdependence in the migration nexus between the European Union and Turkey, International spectator, 2016, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 51-66 - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/45466
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In March 2016, the European Union and Turkey reached an agreement seeking to end the refugee flows from Turkey to Greece. This agreement is the outcome of a bargaining process in which Turkey gained considerable leverage from its position as a ‘gatekeeper’ situated between Syria and an increasingly ‘immigration-averse’ and securitised EU. More importantly, this bargaining process might have broader implications for the EU and its relations with its periphery, since Turkey has progressively reversed the asymmetries of power by demonstrating the indispensability of its continued commitment to act as gatekeeper vis-à-vis an increasingly fragmented and anxious EU.
First published online : 24 October 2016
Cadmus permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/45466
Full-text via DOI: 10.1080/03932729.2016.1235403
ISSN: 0393-2729; 1751-9721
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
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