Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Implementing the acquis communautaire in practice will play an important role in the Turkey-EU accession talks. To accomplish this, an efficient public administration is needed. This article discusses the importance of a strong and efficient public administration and elaborates on the ongoing reforms in Turkey towards improving administrative capacity. Further on, the article discusses a related challenge, which is the need for Turkey to develop strategic and regional planning and development in line with EU principles. The author deems this issue one of the most challenging that Turkey will face during accession negotiations...Please click here to read the text in full.

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Murat Sungar
Murat Sungar
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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