Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
For a long time Turkey has been administrated by a political triangle,  where a few people at the top of the triangle were the agenda-setters and the decision makers. Media and business interests were basically in line with this philosophy and instead of challenging it, played along. During the last 5 years, a number of developments such as the coming of age of the NGO sector and growing influence of youth have begun to wear down this political triangle system. The November 2002 elections was the first time that political accountability has actually worked in the Turkish political process, a critical development that must be underscored. This is actually a victory for civil society and its constituents who have been working for a long  time to promote change in the system...Please click here to read the text in full.

 
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Kemal Köprülü
Kemal Köprülü
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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