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EVOLUTION AND POLITICAL INSTRUMENTALIZATION OF ADJACENT AREA REGULATION IN TURKEY AS A PRIMITIVE FORM OF ANNEXATION PRACTICE

2015-6-15
Beyhan, Burak
The aim of this study is to shed some light on the historical evolution of the implementation of the adjacent area regulation in Turkey as a form of annexation practice with particular reference to both its role as a tool of party politics and the struggle between different levels of local government units, and also the inherent tension between the legislative and political processes. What is particularly evident from this study is that adjacent areas as a primitive form of annexation practice have been an active arena of party politics leading to instrumentalization of the regulation concerned beyond its elaborative technical purpose.