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 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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