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 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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