“Complicated” is a good word to describe Turkey’s relationship with the European Union.
Turkey formally applied for EU membership in 1987.
It was officially recognized as a candidate for full membership 12 years later, but today it remains embroiled in membership negotiations.
Meanwhile, Turkish citizens have to go through a long and bureaucratic process to travel to the EU. Rules make it tough for Turks to get a visa and many spend long hours in line, waiting.
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