Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Based on original findings from qualitative interviews with university students in four Turkish cities, this article explains the connection between civil society and politics in Turkey as it pertains to university students. In particular, it focuses on reasons for and obstacles to involvement in civil society and how that relates to tudent perceptions regarding their role in Turkey’s future. The article concludes with a section about students’ views on the EU process...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Courtney E. Doggart
Courtney E. Doggart
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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