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 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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