Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

Cities play a crucial role in the successful implementation of sustainable development policies. The Metropolitan Mayor of Istanbul outlines the steps taken to render this important city more environment-friendly – from protection of water resources to energy conservation. Besides pointing out the responsibilities of local governments in protecting cultural heritage and developing skills relevant to urban living and productivity, the Mayor underlines the importance of local governments for global concerns, such as climate change.
 
 
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Kadir Topbaş
Kadir Topbaş
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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