Civil society organizations (CSOs)in Turkey : Relations with the state and the case of Marmara earthquake from the perspective of CSOs

Serdar, Ayşe


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Tabakoğlu, Bahar; Akşit, Bahattin; Department of Sociology (2002)
This study concentrates its attention on civil society organizations (CSOs) - associations, foundations, chambers and unions- with a view to comprehending the existing situation of civil society in present-day Turkey. The research endeavors to catch the relationship between the state and CSOs and the relationship among the CSOs through the perspectives of the actors of civil society (the administrators and members of CSOs) and to describe the main social and political orientations of these actors. The study...
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Civil society and the state: Turkey after the earthquake
Jalali, R (2002-06-01)
On 17 August 1999 Turkey was hit by a massive earthquake. Over 17,000 lives were lost and there was extensive damage to Turkey's heartland This paper examines how various public and private institutions, including state and civil society institutions such as NGOs and the media responded to the needs of earthquake survivors. It documents the extensive involvement of NGOs in the relief efforts immediately after the disaster and examines the impact of such participation on state-civil society relations in the ...
Civil society and state relations in Turkey: Opposing trajectories of two Islamist women's civil society organizations
Keysan, Asuman Ozgur; Özdemir, Zelal (Informa UK Limited, 2020-07-01)
The Islamic women's civil society organizations (CSOs) in Turkey entered a new phase with the lifting of the headscarf ban, which had long been the focus of Islamic women's activism against authoritarian gender policies in the country. Based on research conducted in 2012 and 2018 on two Islamist women's CSOs that have been active here during the last two decades, AKDER (Women's Rights Organization against Discrimination) and BKP (Capital City Women's Platform Association), this paper aims to understand thes...
Civil society in Turkey and local dimensions of Europeanization
Ergun Özbolat, Ayça (2010-01-01)
Since the Helsinki Summit of 1999 when Turkey's candidacy for membership was accepted, the EU has exercised considerable transformative power over the development of Turkey's civil society. This article examines Turkish civil society both as an agent of the 'internationalization' of domestic social agendas and as a reflection of more general Turkish perceptions of the EU and Turkey's prospective membership. The first part of the article offers an analytical account of Turkish civil society development in or...
Citation Formats
A. Serdar, “Civil society organizations (CSOs)in Turkey : Relations with the state and the case of Marmara earthquake from the perspective of CSOs,” Middle East Technical University, 2002.