Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The author provides an overview of developments in the landscape, laws, and perception of civil society organizations in Turkey and the interplay with philanthropy. She points out that Turkish foundations have not yet made the shift from supporting the ‘hardware’ of institutions to ‘software’ community engagement, though there are exceptions budding in recent years. She further argues that a significant challenge ahead is the reform of the tax framework for philanthropy.

 

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Filiz Bikmen
Filiz Bikmen
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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