Dr Mehdi Eker, Deputy Chairman of AKP
Vessela Tcherneva, Senior Director of Programmes and Head of Sofia Office, ECFR
After the failed July coup in Turkey, a complex and explosive mixture of misunderstandings, bad blood and unrecognised but shared interests has brought EU-Turkey relationship to a critical juncture. What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the two partners?
Dr Mehdi Eker (@DrMehdiEker) is the Deputy Chairman of Turkey’s AKP party. He is also the Chairman of the party’s foreign affairs commitee.
Vessela Tcherneva (@vtcherneva) is Programme Director and Head of the Sofia Office at ECFR. She is the co-author of EU-Turkey relations after July 15: Turning the page.