Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkey is characterized by a very high level of internal disparities and the entry of Turkey, given present economic conditions, would accentuate considerably theexisting imbalances within the EU between the richer and poorer regions. Traditionally Turkey has had a highly centralized system of government dating from the Ottoman Empire and consolidated by the Republic of Turkey. Thiscentralization is reflected in its administrative structures. In light of the philosophy of EU regional policy, the author outlines the requirements for candidate countries,pointing out where Turkey currently stands and clarifying the challenges that lieahead...Please click here to read the text in full.

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Teresa Reeves
Teresa Reeves
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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