Council Decision of 23 January 2006 on the principles, priorities and conditions contained in the Accession Partnership with Turkey
Official Journal of the European Union, L 22 of 26.1.2006, p. 34-50
The first Accession Partnership for Turkey was adopted by the Council in March 2001. In the Commission's Strategy Paper on enlargement of October 2002, it was stated that the Commission would propose a revised Accession Partnership for Turkey. A revised Accession Partnership was then presented by the Commission in March 2003 and adopted by the Council in May of the same year.
In its recommendation of October 2004, the Commission proposed that, with a view to guaranteeing the sustainability and the irreversibility of the political reform process, the EU should continue to monitor closely progress of the political reforms. In particular, the Commission proposed the adoption of a revised Accession Partnership in 2005.