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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 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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