Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkey aims to transform into a knowledge society with a highly competitive economy capable of sustainable development and eventually become a member of the European Union. Education is of strategic importance in pursuit of these challenging goals, urging constant progress in equity, quality, education for democratic citizenship and formation of social capital. In case of failure, risks could emerge, specifically as regards social inclusion and integration, competitiveness and implementation of legislative reforms. This article argues, while education is a not an acquis per se, these risks could undermine Turkey’s accession to the European Union and threaten the likelihood of membership...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Batuhan Aydagül
Batuhan Aydagül
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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