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Assessing the Political Party Law, Electoral Law and Governmental Procurement Law, the author argues that the system and the politicians are creating what keeps the country from further progress. Pointing out contradictions between the Constitution, laws, and regulations and the systemic reasons leading already powerful political forces to consolidate their power, which create a very uneven playing ground, the author outlines a vicious cycle resulting in corruption and a deficit of democracy.


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Cem Toker
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This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
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