This book examines TÜS?AD and its impacts on Turkey- EU relations as both a civil society organization and as an actor of foreign policy for a decade starting from the mid 90s. The changing foreign political issues in the context of the changing international system after the collapse of the Cold War system is analyzed together with the changing and increasing roles of the civil society organizations during the period. The book also presents a historical background for the development of the relations between the Turkish state and businessmen. Based on the theoretical and historical background summarized above, the book analyzes the organizational characteristics of TÜS?AD, its membership policy and its foundation principles. With the explained organizational structure, the activities of TÜS?AD, on the path to the EU are described in detail and its impacts both abroad and inside the country are presented within the text. Moreover, the text includes economic data that has given the motive to TÜS?AD to be so active for the membership of Turkey to the EU, based on the growth and foreign trade data.