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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This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Fall 2019 issue, published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, titled Populism and the Age of Upheaval, examines the rise of populism and its impact on the international order – from governance issues to the environment to gender ideology. Since 2016, the world has been monitoring and trying to forecast the turnout of a series of events that started with...
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