Turkey’s EU accession process has been stalled since the middle of 2010. The country has only opened 13 of the 35 chapters of EU law in more than six years, the last one during Spain’s EU presidency in the first half of 2010. The Cyprus problem remains mired in a blame game. Meanwhile, Ankara’s foreign policy toward the countries in its neighbourhood is much more assertive and the ‘Turkish model’ is gaining influence in the Arab spring countries.
After nearly five decades waiting in Europe’s ante-room, Turkey is getting impatient. The country’s stalled membership bid will put a further strain on EU-Turkey relations in 2011.
See Chapter 6 of the link.