DuvarEnglish article on Turkey-EU relations after the EUCO summit, Turkey is still a candidate, but is not treated as such and all sides seem to be OK with it.
For the record, Turkey is still an EU candidate. However, a parallel framework has emerged after the EU summit of March 25, which treats Turkey as a third party rather than a candidate for membership. If Turkey deescalates in the East-Med, continues talking to Greece, and participates in new Cyprus talks, then the EU won’t bother about the rule of law, human rights, and political prisoners.
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