Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Turkey demonstrated remarkable economic performance over the last decade. In order to meet the goals set for 2023, however, the Turkish economy must shift to a new paradigm in which human capital is the main driver of technological advancement and economic development. As figures show, the quality of a country’s education system plays a major role in that country’s economic performance, including GDP. As Turkey still remains far behind OECD levels in education, Turkish policy makers need to transform their approaches to education. Prioritization of K-12 and early childhood education (ECE), along with a broad consensus on a human rights-oriented education system, are vital if goals set for 2023 are to be reached.
 
 
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Üstün Ergüder
Üstün Ergüder
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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