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Given its financial and institutional implications, Chapter 21 of the acquis communautaire on ‘Regional Policy and the Co-ordination of Structural Instruments’ will likely be one of the most controversial and protracted sections of Turkey’s accession negotiations with the European Union. Surprisingly, the topic has so far received limited attention in policy and academic circles.  This article attempts to highlight the potential challenges regarding negotiations on regional policy inlight of the experience of the Southeastern Anatolia Project.  The importance of establishing effective institutional structures with adequate administrative capacity at local and regional levels is particularly emphasized.
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Özsel Beleli
Özsel Beleli
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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