Turecký prezident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. [EPA-EFE/Stephanie Lecocq]

Although Turkey still is a candidate country for EU membership, negotiations have been halted sicen November 2016 and the EU budget, drawn up to last until 2027, does not include a pre-entry financial aid to Turkey.

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Politically, Beijing reaches out to regions in Central Europe that belonged exclusively to Russia not so long ago. Economically, China has nothing to bounce from. Success has been vastly limited, so Beijing has started to change its strategy. 

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Multilateralism will not disappear, Europe will become more involved in its own security and the pressure on austerity shall drive the sharing of responsibility. Ministers, ambassadors, and other experts from the domestic security scene share their opinions.

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Although Visegrad countries do not pose a notable source of investment for Turkey, Ankara perceives them as an alternative to countries in Western Europe. Not only do they support Turkey within both NATO and EU, their rhetoric towards the regime is not very harsh. Public opinion within Visegrad countries, however, remains troubled.