Turkey Challenges of Continuity and Change



Turkey's asylum dilemma and process of EU harmonization
Su, Esra; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of European Studies (2008)
Turkey has been one of the few countries that signed the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees with the provision of maintaining geographical limitation to that of offering protection only to European nationals. This is, however, expected to change as Turkey heads towards EU membership. Since 1999, Turkey has been declared as a candidate country to the European Union (EU), in the Helsinki Summit. It is expected to adopt EU Asylum Acquis into its legislation and to lift the geographical limitati...
Turkey's public-private partnership experience: a political economy perspective
Ayhan, Berkay; Ustuner, Yilmaz (2022-04-01)
Public-private partnerships (PPP) are the contractual arrangements between public and private parties to deliver infrastructure and services in which costs, risks, and benefits are shared. Good governance of PPPs, traditionally associated with an effective regulatory and institutional framework, appropriate risk-sharing, competitive and transparent procurement have recently been broadened to include citizens' perspectives. Turkey uses PPPs to deliver public infrastructures such as airports, energy plants, h...
Turkey's educational policies in Central Asia and Caucasia: Perceptions of policy makers and experts
Köksal, Pınar; Engin Demir, Cennet (2012-01-01)
The purpose of this study is to analyze the educational policies of Turkey in Central Asia and Caucasia in the post-Soviet era in terms of their successes and failures as perceived by some of the relevant professional policy makers in this field as well as experts from various think-tank institutions in Turkey who are interested in the region. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 participants. The findings indicated that Turkey's educational polices in the Turkic republics of Central Asia and C...
Turkey's Public Sector Finances and EU Perspective
Merih, Celasun (Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey), 2005-12)
In contrast to the sharpened policy preferences for sustainable public finances in the EU, Turkey’s post-1990 policy process did not feature a credible political commitment to fiscal consolidation. Turkey postponed the fundamental change in its macroeconomic and public finance strategy until the early 2000s, and undertook these reforms only after experiencing a severe financial crisis. This paper reviews the patterns of fiscal adjustment against the backdrop of the main macroeconomic trends in the 1990s and...
Turkey-Syria Relations: Between Enmity and Amity
Hinnebusch, Raymond; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem (Ashgate, 2013-01-01)
In 1997 Turkey and Syria were on the brink of war, engaged in a very real power struggle. Turkey was aligned with Syria's main enemy, Israel, and there were seemingly intractable differences on the issues of borders, the sharing of river waters and trans-border communities. In less than a decade, relations were transformed from enmity to amity. Border issues and water sharing quarrels were moving towards amicable settlement and the two states' policies toward the Kurdish issue converging. Turkey undertook t...
Citation Formats
M. Altunışık and Ö. Tür Küçükkaya, Turkey Challenges of Continuity and Change. 2005.