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In all of the days that have passed since Turkey started its journey to the West nearly two hundred years ago, the days we are living in now certainly will be remembered as some of the most remarkable. Turkey is currently closer to EU membership than ever and the government seems to be determined in this goal. Turkey’s EU membership should not be considered just a political movement, it is rather a declaration of Turkey’s commitment to becoming a country administered in a transparent, democratic and modern way. From this perspective, amendments made to Laws in recent years with regard to public sector revenue and spending policies are encouraging. A taxation system, which conforms to EU standards, is a must for a healthy economic environment...Please click here to read the text in full.
 

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Şaban Erdikler
Şaban Erdikler
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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