Turkey's Views of the European Union in 2011
Turkish public opinion seems to have changed, with an increasing number of survey respondents saying that joining the EU would be a good thing. Transatlantic Trends has also discovered that the Turkish public has become less enthusiastic about going it alone in conducting foreign policy. Public opinion is changed by domestic and national events of the time, and it is anything but stable. Changes in the media coverage of foreign affairs and the European treatment of Muslims and Turks will have a major influence on how the Turkish public will respond to the next Transatlantic Trends survey. The Turkish attitudes toward the EU will become more relevant when and if any genuine progress takes place in the negotiations between the EU and Turkey.