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STRATEJI|GfK (previously STRATEJI|MORI), since 1994 has sought to track the attitudes of Turkey’s population of 18 years and older towards political, social and economic developments. The main results of July 2003 survey, realized in 20 provinces in urban and rural regions of Turkey with 1688 people is presented below.Main results reveal the fact that, economic and social optimism observed since the last elections prevails an increase compared to April results. 70 percent of the respondents believe that economic conditions will improve over the next 12 months.On topics such as social security, human rights and justice system, a certain ratio of optimism is observed among the respondents. Parallel to the economic optimism index, almost 70 percent of the respondents believe that social conditions of the country will improve over the next 12 months.

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Strateji Gfk
Strateji Gfk
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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